Thursday, November 15, 2007

UN Human Rights Investigator Meet Prominent Burmese Political Prisoners

Source: Associated Press via PR Inside

UN Human Rights investigator, Pinheiro on Thursday went to Insein Prison in Yangon, Myanmar's largest city, where he was able to talk with several political detainees, including labor activist Su Su Nway, who was arrested Tuesday, he told a news conference at Yangon's airport.

He also met with 77-year-old journalist Win Tin, held since 1989, and members of the 88 Generation Students group, who have been especially active in nonviolent anti-government protests in recent years.

Pinheiro did not reveal details of their conversations.

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