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Aung Myo Thein was jailed for his role in leading demonstrations against Burma's military regime during the mass uprising in 1988. He was given an 8 year sentence and spent more than 6 years in Insein prison. After his release he continued his work in the democracy movement until he was forced to flee Burma in December 2007 after the Saffron Revolution. He fled leaving his 6 year old son behind whom he hadnt seen for more than 3 years since he had been in hiding. He now lives in exile in Thailand where he continues his work in the struggle for democracy in Burma with his fellow former political prisoners at the 'Assistance Association for Political Prisoners' in Mae Sot. His brother and sister-in-law, also political activists, are both still in jail in Burma.
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