Khin Maung Shwe spent more than 8 years in Insein Prison and Myitkyina Prison as a political prisoner. He is suffering from mental illness due to the tortures during interrogation and poor living conditions in the prison. He is still taking medication. He was born in Mongywa and his parents are U Kyi Shwe and Daw Than Tin. He studied until third year at RIT with Mining specialization. He participated in Ever Green Young Men Association. He was involved in 10-D student movement and arrested by military intelligence in December 1991. He was sentenced to 15 years imprisonment under the section (5-j). He spent about 8 years in Insein Prison and Myitkyina Prison and he was released from Myitkyina Prison in September 1999.