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88 Student members appear in court

Oct 7, 2008 (DVB), Prominent 88 Generation Student member Nilar Thein and other group members attended a hearing in Insein prison’s special court yesterday, according to a source from the legal society.

The source said the defendants were brought to the court after they were given breakfast at around 9.30am but the hearing did not start until 2.30pm.

"They were put into the court room and they had to wait until the hearing started for a long time with no reason given," the source said.

"One of the group members, Ko Aung Thu, who has been in the prison hospital, collapsed after he was forced to sit in the room for a long time."

The source said a doctor arrived at around 2.40pm and took Aung Thu back to the hospital.

Reporting by Aye Nai

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