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Historically the student movement has played an important role in the struggle for democracy and in no greater shape than the All Burma Federation of Student Unions (ABFSU). Sithu Maung and De Nyein Lin, both leading members of the ABFSU were both arrested for re-forming the outlawed organisation and their roles in leading the Saffron Revolution in 2007. Sithu Maung was sentenced to 11 years and whilst De Nyein Lin managed to evade arrest for over a year he was finally caught and sentenced to 15 years in prison. Both young men were released in January 2012 under a presidential amnesty and along with their colleagues, many of whom were also released, they have re-formed the ABFSU once again and continue their work to bring democracy to Burma in spite of the fear of re-arrest due to their political ativities
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BURMA'S SHIFTING SANDS: WHAT LIES BENEATH, BURMA'S DEFIANCE
Historically the student movement has played an important role in the struggle for democracy and in no greater shape than the All Burma Federation of Student Unions (ABFSU). Sithu Maung and De Nyein Lin, both leading members of the ABFSU were both arrested for re-forming the outlawed organisation and their roles in leading the Saffron Revolution in 2007. Sithu Maung was sentenced to 11 years and whilst De Nyein Lin managed to evade arrest for over a year he was finally caught and sentenced to 15 years in prison. Both young men were released in January 2012 under a presidential amnesty and along with their colleagues, many of whom were also released, they have re-formed the ABFSU once again and continue their work to bring democracy to Burma in spite of the fear of re-arrest  due to their political ativities