NLD representatives and party members arrested in protests

Oct 2, 2007 (DVB), More than ten National League for Democracy people's parliament representatives and at least 137 party members have so far been arrested in connection with recent protests in Burma, said NLD spokesperson U Nyan Win yesterday.

"The latest to be arrested are U Maung Maung Than and U Saw Lwin from Mandalay, according to our records. U Saw Lwin is a member of [the people’s] parliament," said Nyan Win.

The family of one NLD party member who was arrested by authorities on evening of 26 September said they were worried for his well-being as he has been disabled for nearly six years and is dependent on medication.

U Myint Lwin, a member of the NLD party in Mandalay division’s Myinchan township, was arrested by police officers who promised he would be released after questioning, said U Myint Lwin’s wife Daw Kyin Thaung.

"But he didn’t come back home until the next morning and so we went down to the police station with some food and medicines for him. But they said he wasn’t there anymore and that he had been transferred to Mandalay," said Daw Kyin Thaung.

Another two NLD party members in Myinchan, U Paw Thein and U Bo Se, were also arrested on the same night as U Myint Lwin. Their family members have also said that their health is suffering already.

Reporting by Htet Aung Kyaw and Naw Say Phaw

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