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Nyan Lin Htet

HRD, Member
Central Executive Committee of Mandalay District Students Union

Nyan Lin Htet is a member of the Central Executive Committee of Mandalay District Students Union and a member of the All Burma Federation of Student Unions (ABFSU) is a nationwide student organisation which has been heavily involved in protests against the National Education Bill, which student activists claim restricts academic freedom, and against military influence within parliament. Nyan has previously participated in peaceful protests against the restrictive reforms of the national education system, and the arbitrary detention of students in Myanmar.


Political reforms introduced in 2011 brought the release of more than 1000 political prisoners, including many human rights defenders. Today, many formerly imprisoned HRDs face a number of restrictions to their work and risk future persecution. Student activists were not allowed to return to study at their universities, and the Ministry of Home Affairs has refused to issue passports to former political prisoners and prominent HRDs.