Friday, October 06, 2006

Burma Detains Three Pro-Democracy Veterans

Burmese authorities have detained three former student leaders from the 1988 pro-democracy uprising, all of whom have already served between 14 and 16 years in jail for their part in the movement, according to fellow activists and relatives. Min Ko Naing, Ko Ko Gyi, and Htay Kywe were taken from their homes between 6 and 7 a.m. on Sept. 27 by officials who told their families that “higher authorities” wanted to talk to them, a former student union leader tells RFA’s Burmese service. Read the whole article.