Johnny and Luther Htoo, 2001 News

Age: 13

lice-ridden guerrilla leaders of God's Army, a Christian group of Karen tribesmen who live in hiding in the jungle near the Burmese-Thai border, surrendered to Thai soldiers in January and requested sanctuary. The twins also debunked the myth that they hold mystical powers that caused bullets to bounce off them. The boys made headlines in January 2000, when they ordered their followers to take hostage 500 staff members and patients at Thailand's Ratchaburi Regional Hospital. The Karen have been fighting military dictators in Myanmar for independence for more than 50 years.

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