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Lae Lae Nwe, a former student activist, was arrested in 1998 for a letter demanding the elected civilian government take power she had written with her friend Zin Mar Aung. She was sentenced to 21 years and spent 4 years in prison before being released in 2002. She now lives in exile on the Thai-Burma border with her husband who is also a former political prisoner.
Zin Mar Aung, a member of the NLD Youth and student activist, was arrested the day before Lae Lae. She was initially sentenced to 7 years in prison but it was extended to a total of 28 years. She was finally released under a prisoner amnesty in September 2009.
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Lae Lae Nwe, a former student activist, was arrested in 1998 for a letter demanding the elected civilian government take power she had written with her friend Zin Mar Aung. She was sentenced to 21 years and spent 4 years in prison before being released in 2002. She now lives in exile on the Thai-Burma border with her husband who is also a former political prisoner.<br />
Zin Mar Aung, a member of the NLD Youth and student activist, was arrested the day before Lae Lae. She was initially sentenced to 7 years in prison but it was extended to a total of 28 years. She was finally released under a prisoner amnesty in September 2009.