MIZZIMA:Nine years in prison for attempting to smuggle out letter

By:Than Htike Oo

Chiang Mai (Mizzima) – A cousin brother of 88 Generation Student Marki, held in prison, was sentenced to nine years in jail by Insein court for trying to smuggle out a letter from prison.

Zaw Naing Htwe, met his cousin brother Marki a.k.a. Kyaw Kyaw Htwe during a prison visit nine months ago, tried to smuggle out a letter given to him by his cousin from the prison in collusion with some prison staff.

However, he was arrested as the ‘Military Affairs Security’ (MAS) found out and was sentenced.

A source, close to the family members of Zaw Naing Htwe, said, he accepted a letter from Marki but was caught by the MAS and was arrested for trying to smuggle out the letter.
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DVB:Nilar Thein asks to be imprisoned with family

Dec 12, 2008 (DVB)–Prominent 88 generation student member Nilar Thein, who is currently serving a 65-year sentence in Thayet prison, has asked permission to be held in a jail with her husband and young daughter, a family member of hers said.

According to Nilar Thein’s sister Moe Moe, the detained activist told her mother during a recent visit that she had asked to be held in the same prison as her husband Kyaw Min Yu, known as Ko Jimmy, and their baby daughter.

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MIZZIMA:Min Ko Naing & ’88 generation students’ given 65 years

by Phanida

Chiang Mai – Prominent student leader Min Ko Naing and eight of his ’88 generation student’ colleagues have been sentenced to 65 years of imprisonment by a special court in Maupin prison in Burma’s Irrawaddy Division, friends and family members said.

The former student leaders – Min Ko Naing, Ko Ko Gyi, Hla Myo Naung, Htay Kywe, Mya Aye, Nyan Linn, Phyone Cho (a.k.a) Htay Win, Aung Thu and Aung Naing – were sentenced on November 11th during a closed door trial in the Maupin prison court, a relative of the students told Mizzima.

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Twenty years on, Burma’s opposition lacks unity

WHILE the whole world is busy watching the Beijing Olympics, many Burmese are preparing for the 20th anniversary of the August 8, 1988 uprising, or “8888”. But the question now is how many Burmese can seriously review this journey of 20 years and the goals of the democracy movement? There is no sign of any big ceremony inside the country as all key members of the 88 Generation Student Group, including Min Ko Naing, are in jail.

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Min Ko Naing still denied medical treatment

Jun 25, 2008 (DVB)–The health of prominent 88 Generation Student leader Min Ko Naing is suffering in prison due to the authorities’ refusal to grant him proper medical access, a fellow prisoner’s relative said. 

The student leader has been held in the notorious Insein prison since August 2007. He asked prison authorities for an emergency medical treatment two weeks ago because his health had deteriorated, but his request has still not been granted.


A family member of a political prisoner who visited the prison on Monday told DVB that Min Ko Naing’s family was worried about him.

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