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88 student Aung Naing missing

Oct 25, 2007 (DVB), 88 generation student leader Aung Naing is thought to have been arrested after not being in contact with his family and colleagues for about three days, said his wife.

Nay Chi, Aung Naing's wife, told DVB that the 88 generation students leader, who has been on the run from security forces, had already been out of telephone contact for two days when rumours started circulating yesterday that he had been arrested at around noon on 50th street in Rangoon.

"The mobile number he uses has been out of reach for the last two days. We are still trying to confirm yesterday’s rumour about his arrest," said Nay Chi.

Ko Aung Naing, one of the few remaining 88 generation student leaders, has been hiding in an unknown location for fear of arrest by the ruling military junta.

Nay Chi also said the family’s photocopying business was ordered to close by authorities two months ago and has not yet been given permission to reopen.

Reporting by Maung Too


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