domingo, 17 de mayo de 2009



NLD Deputy Chairman

Born: 3 March 1927
Organization: National League for Democracy (NLD)
Prison: House arrests in Rangoon

• Tin Oo is the Chairman of the NLD and a retired Army general.

• He joined the Army on 26 February 1946 in the Burma Rifle Battalion. On 8 March 1974, he was promoted to the rank of General and became Commander in Chief of the Armed Forces.

• On 6 March 1976, he was forced to retire from his position as Commander in Chief of the Armed Forces. The reason was believed to be his popularity among the Army’s rank and files and the public.

• In September 1976 he was arrested and tried for treason. On 11 January 1977, he was sentenced to seven years in jail. In 1980, he was released under a general amnesty.

• On 2 September, 1988, he became the NLD Vice Chairman. On 20 July 1989, the regime placed him under house arrest.

• On 22 December 1989, he was imprisoned for three years.

• On 30 May 2003, he was taken into detention along with Daw Aung San Suu Kyi following the Depayin massacre and was initially held in prison in Kale, Sagaing Division.

• In February 2004, he was brought back to Rangoon and placed under house arrest under Article 10(b) of the 1975 State Protection Law.

• Tin Oo’s detention has been extended several times since 2005. On 20 February 2009, the SPDC extended his house arrest by another year.