Ni Mo Hlaing is a member of the National League for Democracy (NLD) the main opposition political party in Burma. She was given a five year sentence in March 2009 for her involvement in the Saffron Revolution of 2007 and for her efforts to assist victims after cyclone Nargis. During the Saffron Revolution she was badly beaten by security forces.
In October 2009, the prison authorities contacted her family to inform them that she was very ill in prison. She had been demonstrating symptoms of typhoid fever and was steadily deteriorating. Gastric tablets and typhoid injections given by the prison’s medical authorities failed to improve her condition.
Her condition is now said to be critical. Her mother and sister were allowed to visit in October 2009 and say she is thin, drawn and deteriorating.