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Phyoe Phyoe Aung

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Religion  Theravada Buddhism
Name  Phyo Aung
Parent(s)  Ne Win, Thandar
Role  Activist

Movement  Saffron Revolution, Education reform campaign
Organization  All Burma Federation of Student Unions

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Phyo Phyo Aung is a student activist from Burma (Myanmar). Her father is also an activist and was repeatedly arrested and sentenced for long prison terms under the military regime. She was one year old when her father was arrested and sentenced for 20 years in 1989.


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Background and political imprisonment

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Phyo Phyo Aung was involved in the Saffron Revolution in 2007 and went into hiding. She worked together with her father in collecting the bodies for burial after Cyclone Nargis hit the Delta Region in May 2008. Both were arrested with others during their trip back to Yangon. She was sentenced for 4 years in prison by the military junta in June 2008. She was studying civil engineering at that time. She was released from Mawlamyaing Prison in October 2011 and became the general secretary of the All Burma Federation of Student Unions (ABFSU) and a member of the Democratic Education Movement Leading Committee at the age of 27. She became a prominent leader of education reform campaign in 2014-15. She was one of the leaders of students marching from Mandalay to Yangon to protest the new National Education Bill, and the protest was violently suppressed by the Myanmar Police Force in Letpadan Township on 10 March 2015. She attended sequel of meetings with Ministers and various stakeholders to discuss education bill and reform at Yangon, after which she was arrested.

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Her courage was praised by former American President George W. Bush. She received the Citizen of Burma Award for 2015. Amnesty International has declared her a prisoner of conscience.

She was released in April 2016.

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