who has sacrificed not only physically but mentally for democracy
Tin Htun Hlaing participated in nationwide pro-democracy protests known as 88 uprising and was arrested in 1991. Then, he was sentenced to 10 years imprisonment. Tin Htun Hlaing was born in Mawlamyine Township, Mon State, Burma. He began performing political activities in 1988 when he was third year Zoology student. After military coup d’état, Tin Htun Hlaing entered Democratic Party for a New Society as a finance officer and worked together with Burmese prominent student leaders. Later on, he had connection with All Burma Students Democratic Front (ABSDF) and he was arrested for that. He was charged under Section 5 (j) of emergency provision act and Section 17 (1) of unlawful association act (1908) and sentenced to 10 years imprisonment. His family faced financial difficulty to come prison visit while he was incarcerated, that’s why his mother sold half of their house. Having release, he was hospitalized for 3 times and he is suffering from mental illness cause of impact of lengthy incarceration. He is not able to work any paid job due to his health condition and depends on his family.