Min Zin

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Min Zin "is a leading activist in Burma's pro-democracy movement, having joined it in 1988 at the age of 14. He now lives in the United States and works as an international radio broadcaster in the Burmese service of Radio Free Asia." [1]

"Min Zin has been involved in Burma's prodemocracy movement since 1988. He joined the movement as a fourteen-year-old high school activist and founded a nationwide high school students union. During his time in the prodemocracy movement, he worked closely with National League for Democracy leader and Nobel Peace Prize winner Daw Aung San Suu Kyi, including delivering speeches with Suu Kyi in various townships around Burma's capital Rangoon. In 1989, Min Zin was forced into hiding and began what was to be a nine-year existence inside Burma's underground movement. Following the December 1996 student demonstrations in Burma, Min Zin's security situation deteriorated to the point where he finally decided it was too dangerous to continue living in Burma and subsequently fled to the Thai-Burma border in September 1997. After working in Thailand for a number of years, including serving as deputy editor of The Irrawaddy magazine, he came to the United States, where he now works as an International Radio Broadcaster in the Burmese Service of Radio Free Asia." [2]

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  1. To Live in Freedom and with Dignity, Library of Congress, accessed March 3, 2008.
  2. Min Zin, National Endowment for Democracy, accessed March 3, 2008.