Friday, November 16, 2007

Burmese Junta Holds Gem Stone Auction

Source: The Telegraph

The Burmese junta has begun an auction of gem stones that it hopes will attract 2,000 foreign buyers and raise £150 million.

The sale comes as the generals continue to defy international calls for reform following their recent violent action against pro-democracy demonstrators. Three activists were arrested on Wednesday as they distributed leaflets at a Rangoon market.

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