Despite of being a law graduate, barred from practicing as a lawyer
Soe Hlaing participated in 8888 uprising, then, he evaded to the borderline and he was arrested when he came back to Burma for performing political activities. Soe Hlaing was born in Tharyarwaddy township, Burma. He was attorney before imprisonment. He got married in 1974 and has six children. When nationwide pro-democracy protests occurred, he participated in the protest from Tharyarwaddy and Thonesel Townships strikes as a strike leader.Then, he evaded capture to the borderline and entered the All Burma Students Democratic Front. He was arrested in 1998 when he came back to Burma for performing political activities. He was charged under Unlawful Association Act (1908) and Organization of Association Law (1988) and sentenced to 28 years imprisonment. He was kept for 22 years inside prison and released in 2011. His lawyer licence was confiscated and has not received yet. Having release, he had social problems with family for long. He is now living with family in Pegu.