88 Generation leader Nilar Thein arrested

Sep 11, 2008 (DVB), Nilar Thein, one of the leaders of the 88 Generation Students group who had been in hiding from government authorities since last year, was arrested last night at a house in Rangoon's Yankin township.

She took part with other 88 generation leaders in the peaceful march in August last year to protest against the military regime's doubling of fuel prices.

When the authorities began cracking down on protestors, arresting many of her colleagues, Nilar Thein left her month-old baby daughter with her in-laws and went into hiding.

Nilar Thein's husband Kyaw Min Yu (also known as Ko Jimmy) is being detained in Insein prison with other student leaders.

Reporting by Aye Nai

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