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Kyaw Kyaw Khine, a former student activist, was arrested for his involvement in the student protest in December 1996 and sentenced to 7 years in prison. He was released two years later in 1998. Along with his wife, he campaigned for workers rights but had to flee the country in 2006 when military intelligence came to arrest them. He fled the country and now lives on the Thai-Burma border with his wife who is also a former political prisoner.
Jimmy @ Kyaw Min Yu, a leader of the 88 Generation Students and husband of Nilar Thein, was first arrested in 1989 for his role in the mass student lead uprising of 1988. His original 7-year sentence was increased by 12 years when he contacted the UN about prison conditions. He was finally released in 2005 but was arrested again in 2007 when leading peaceful protests through the streets of Rangoon. He is currently serving a 65-year sentence in Taunggyi prison.
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Kyaw Kyaw Khine, a former student activist, was arrested for his involvement in the student protest in December 1996 and sentenced to 7 years in prison. He was released two years later in 1998. Along with his wife, he campaigned for workers rights but had to flee the country in 2006 when military intelligence came to arrest them. He fled the country and now lives on the Thai-Burma border with his wife who is also a former political prisoner.<br />
Jimmy @ Kyaw Min Yu, a leader of the 88 Generation Students and husband of Nilar Thein, was first arrested in 1989 for his role in the mass student lead uprising of 1988. His original 7-year sentence was increased by 12 years when he contacted the UN about prison conditions. He was finally released in 2005 but was arrested again in 2007 when leading peaceful protests through the streets of Rangoon. He is currently serving a 65-year sentence in Taunggyi prison.