U Ko Ni
U Ko Ni was a human rights lawyer and a legal adviser of the National League for Democracy. He participated in pro-democracy protests known as the 8888 Uprising and was a former political prisoner. He was actively involved in the interfaith peace movement and advocated for the rights of Muslim citizens in Myanmar. He strongly opposed the country’s race and religion protection bill in August 2015, whichc created restriction on interfaith marriage and also fueled anti-Muslim sentiments. In 2016, he help founded Myanmar Muslim Lawyers Association. He has also written six books on good governance and various human rights issues.