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Aung Than Zin Oo

Aung Than Zin Oo

2015 Class, Burma
Liberty and Leadership Forum

Aung Than Zin Oo is a former political prisoner and student rights activist.  In 2013, he founded The Wings Capacity Building School to promote democratic practices among students and youth in Burma.

Aung Than Zin Oo was one of five student leaders who reestablished the All Burma Federation of Student Unions (ABFSU) in 2007. In May 2008, he was arrested for his involvement with the ABFSU, for leading the Saffron Revolution, and for working with the 88 Generation Students Group. He faced interrogation for one month in a special cell in Insein Prison, where he was sentenced to 10 years and 6 months. He was transferred to Taung Ngu prison in Bago Division, serving 3 years and 4 months of his sentence until his release in 2011. In 2012, he became vice president of the ABFSU.