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“All human beings are born free and equal

in dignity and rights.”

- Universal Declaration of Human Rights

Ko Zaw Win

Detained Since: May 9, 2014.

Charges: Trespassing and vandalism. Later upgraded to sedition.

Sentence: Eighteen months in prison (3 sentences of 6 months each by three separate township courts)

Biography: Ko Zaw Win, an active participant in MDCF, was arrested while attending the trial of Ko Htin Kyaw on May 9, 2014, and given three sentences of six months each by three different courts, for a total of 18 months under Section 505(b) of the Penal Code. His charges included trespassing and vandalism, which were later upgraded to sedition. As of 2015 he was serving his sentences in Insein Prison. 

Ko Zaw Win was RELEASED on February 5, 2020.