- "Twenty years ago the Empire executed my father for espionage."
"That's one of the risks of this business, isn't it?"
"Yes, and one I take. But all Bothans are not spies, M. Rendar. My father was a teacher. He was guilty of nothing save trying to educate his students about the Empire."
- ―Koth Melan and Dash Rendar
Koth Melan's father was a male Bothan who worked as a teacher. He disagreed with the philosophy of the Galactic Empire, and attempted to educate his students of the government's nature. He was subsequently arrested by the Empire on false charges of espionage and executed.