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Htay Hlaing, a teacher and former member of the NLD was arrested in 1996 for distributing copies of an NLD statement in support of national reconciliation. He was sentenced to 13 years and served more than 9 years in Insein and Taungoo prisons. He was forced to flee Burma in January 2008 after military intelligence ransacked his house and arrested two of his colleagues. He now lives on the Thai-Burma border.
Thein Aye was first arrested in 1996 and sentenced to 7 years in prison for carrying a flag of the fighting peacock during student protests (the flag has long been associated with the pro-democracy movement). He was arrested again in October 2007 in the aftermath of the Saffron Revolution when military intelligence came looking for his friend De Nyein Linn. They took Thein Aye instead and sentenced him to 2 years. He was released in 2010.
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Htay Hlaing, a teacher and former member of the NLD was arrested in 1996 for distributing copies of an NLD statement in support of national reconciliation. He was sentenced to 13 years and served more than 9 years in Insein and Taungoo prisons. He was forced to flee Burma in January 2008 after military intelligence ransacked his house and arrested two of his colleagues. He now lives on the Thai-Burma border.<br />
Thein Aye was first arrested in 1996 and sentenced to 7 years in prison for carrying a flag of the fighting peacock during student protests (the flag has long been associated with the pro-democracy movement). He was arrested again in October 2007 in the aftermath of the Saffron Revolution when military intelligence came looking for his friend De Nyein Linn. They took Thein Aye instead and sentenced him to 2 years. He was released in 2010.