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Myo Myint, former engineer in the Burmese army and member of the National League for Democracy (NLD), was arrested in 1989 and sentenced to 15 years in prison for his involvement in the mass uprising of 1988. He spent 15 years in Insein, Tharawaddy and Taungoo prisons before his release in 2004. He fled to the Thai-Burma border before being resettled to USA. His life story has been portrayed in the documentary film "Burma Soldier".
Nay Min, a colleague of Myo Myint and reporter who was first jailed in 1989, was arrested again in 2004 and sentenced to 15 years in Tharawaddy prison. He was released under amnesty in October 2011.
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Myo Myint, former engineer in the Burmese army and member of the National League for Democracy (NLD), was arrested in 1989 and sentenced to 15 years in prison for his involvement in the mass uprising of 1988. He spent 15 years in Insein, Tharawaddy and Taungoo prisons before his release in 2004. He fled to the Thai-Burma border before being resettled to USA. His life story has been portrayed in the documentary film "Burma Soldier".<br />
Nay Min, a colleague of Myo Myint and reporter who was first jailed in 1989, was arrested again in 2004 and sentenced to 15 years in Tharawaddy prison. He was released under amnesty in October 2011.