Bo Kyi, former political prisoner from Burma

Bo Kyi, former political prisoner and co-founder of the Assistance Association for Political Prisoners (AAPP) works tirelessly to secure the release of more than 2,000 Burmese people who have been jailed for their political beliefs. In 1990 he was arrested and spent more than seven years in Burma’s notorious prisons before fleeing to the Thai-Burma border. In 2009 his work and that of his organisation was rewarded with the Alison Des Forges Award for Extraordinary Activism.

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