Saturday, 5 January 2008

The Junta Carries Out New Year Arrests

5 January 2008
Original report by Maung Too, DVB

More than 10 pro-democracy activists, including a monk, have been arrested by the military junta since New Years Day, in Rangoon alone, it is reported.

NLD (Youth) members Miss Htet Htet Aung from South Dagon, Ko Kyaw Kyaw and Ko Kyaw Zin Win from Dawbone were all arrested yesterday according to U Nyan Win, member, information team, National League for Democracy Party.

On 3rd January, a monk and 4 poeple were arrested at 'Sate Taing Kya' Teashop in Lewis Road. On separate occasion, Ko Ko Maung and Ko Min Han were also arrested. Both men were former political prisoners of 8888 generation, according to the leader Ko Soe Tun.

The house, where Kyaw Ko Ko, leader, ABSFU ( All Burmese Federation of Student Unions Committee was staying was surrounded and searched but he escaped. Details of the arrests were not known.

Some NLD members of Ye' Nan Chaung, who were arrested and detained during the Independence Day celebration period have been all released.

The military junta has been carrying out these arrests despite the requests and appeals from International organisations including the United Nations.

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