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Scholarship dreams dashed by prison sentence

It is two years since the coup and the junta still does not have full control of Myanmar. This is because of the bravery and ongoing resistance of the majority of its people, particularly the youth. However, one of our programme alumni, Aung Lwin (2015), has been sentenced to five years in prison and, sadly, has been unable to take up a Masters Scholarship in Australia. A very high price to pay for his community leadership.

Right now, the people of Myanmar are fighting for their democracy and their future against the military coup and they are calling for our support.

UnionAID is liaising constantly with our partners on how we can help.  They have asked for funding to support the campaign for democracy and to uphold human rights.

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