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U Zin Linn, a journalist and former Executive Committee member of the NLD, was first arrested in 1982 as student activist. He was charged with distributing political pamphlets and spent 2 years in Insein prison. In 1991 after joining the NLD he was accused of having contact with the exiled government, the NCGUB, and was sentenced to 7 years. He fled Burma in 2000 and live sin Thailand where he is currently Director of Media & Information for the NCGUB as well as being Vice-President of the Burmese Media Association.
U Saw Hlaing, lawyer and elected member of parliament for the NLD in the 1990 general election, has been arrested on at least 5 occasions. In 1976 he spent 2 years in prison for his role in the Thakin Kodaw Hmaing demonstrations and in 1991 he was sentenced to death for high treason. He was last arrested in 2005 and sentenced to 12 years in prison for 'possession of un-licensed computers'. In October 2011 he was released from prison under the general amnesty.
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U Zin Linn, a journalist and former Executive Committee member of the NLD, was first arrested in 1982 as student activist. He was charged with distributing political pamphlets and spent 2 years in Insein prison. In 1991 after joining the NLD he was accused of having contact with the exiled government, the NCGUB, and was sentenced to 7 years. He fled Burma in 2000 and live sin Thailand where he is currently Director of Media & Information for the NCGUB as well as being Vice-President of the Burmese Media Association.<br />
U Saw Hlaing, lawyer and elected member of parliament for the NLD in the 1990 general election, has been arrested on at least 5 occasions. In 1976 he spent 2 years in prison for his role in the Thakin Kodaw Hmaing demonstrations and in 1991 he was sentenced to death for high treason. He was last arrested in 2005 and sentenced to 12 years in prison for 'possession of un-licensed computers'. In October 2011 he was released from prison under the general amnesty.