Former NLD lawmaker U Phyo Zeya Thaw was a rapper, activist, political prisoner and MP before his recent arrest by the junta, which has branded him a key enemy.
Nan Khin Htwe Myint’s 75-year sentence for corruption is widely seen as absurd given her reputation for honesty; she has vocally opposed the coup even while detained.
Sought by the junta, NLD member Myat Thida Htun draws strength from her last conversation with her father, who passed away after going into hiding following the coup.
U Hla Shwe was jailed six times between 1959 and 2005; he died aged 84 on Thursday after his oxygen supply ran out. The Irrawaddy here republishes a 2012 profile of him.