NLD members arrested over Rambo DVDs

Mar 10, 2008 (DVB) , Two National League for Democracy members from Hlaing township in Rangoon were arrested on Saturday for possession of DVDs of the film Rambo.

NLD spokesperson U Nyan Win said that the party did not yet know the full details of the arrests.

"Ko Thant Zin and Ko Tun Tun were arrested at their homes on Saturday evening and their families have been unable to contact them," Nyan Win said.

"The NLD doesn't know much about it, but we know it was in connection with the Rambo films."

Nyan Win criticised the government's actions against the two NLD members.

"People watch movies for entertainment, and the government should not arrest them for it. They have a right to watch whatever they want," he said.

Rambo has been banned by the Burmese regime, but copies of the film are being sold illegally in the country.

Reporting by Maung Too

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