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Wai Hmuu Thwin

Yangon People Service Network

Wai Hmuu Thwin is part of the Yangon People Service Network which campaigns for the respect of rule of law and democracy in Burma. Part of their work includes a campaign against the Letpadaung mining project.

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.