Friday, October 12, 2007

News Updates from Democratic Voice of Burma - 11th October 2007

Source: Democratic Voice of Burma

Just as the international community condemned the death of Ko Win Shwe while in custody, DVB received news that another man detained in the GTI compound has died. The man has been identified as 48 year old U Than Aung.

According to a detainee who has since been released, U Than Aung sustained severe injuries during the crackdown on 27th September and passed away in custody after he was refused medical treatment.

Three more unidentified people have also died. All 3 were involved in peaceful demonstrations in Rangoon on the 27th of September. Two died at the scene of protests, City Hall, and another died while in custody in KyaiKaSan Race Course.

DVB reports that there are currently 4 places being used as detention centres. They are: GTI compound and BPI Pharmaceutical Building in Insein, KyaiKaSan Race Course and Insein Main Prison 1.

Meanwhile, arrests continue in Rangoon and Mandalay. This wave of arrests is targeted at university students and student leaders. In Mandalay, following the protests on motorbikes early this month, youths on motorbikes are now primary targets of officials.

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