Remembering the 1988 Burma Uprising
On 8 August 1988, the Burmese military cracked down on anti-government demonstrations, killing hundreds of protesters and turning Aung San Suu Kyi into a political icon.
Ma Thida was a medical student at Rangoon General Hospital. It was the first time she had ever treated gunshot wounds.
She tells Witness how the experience turned her into a political activist, and later, into a political prisoner.
Witness: The stories of our times told by the people who were there.