The Irrawaddy has an article on the recent arrest of a young Burmese student by that country’s military regime. According to the report:

The junta has specifically targeted young students seeking access to foreign universities. One such student–Thwin Lin Aung–was arrested on March 5 at Rangoon International Airport just before he was scheduled to board a flight to the US. The reason for his arrest and the location of his detention remain unknown.

Since 1988, pro-democracy students have been unjustly imprisoned by Burmese authorities and marginalized in their attempts to rehabilitate their lives after their release through education. Thwin Lin Aung was prohibited from continuing his education at Rangoon Institute of Technology prior to his attempts to study abroad.