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Activist arrested for supplying news

Mar 9, 2009 (DVB), Human rights activist Thein Thein Yin was arrested on 11 February by authorities for allegedly supplying news to foreign news agencies, her relatives said.

The 27-year-old was arrested at her home in Mingan ward, Sittwe township, in Arakan State.

"Thirteen policemen, including three female officers, came on three motorcycles and one police van," an eyewitness said.

"They arrested her and took her to army base in Ann."

Her six-year-old son Kyaw Myat Han was left in the care of his grandparents as his father is working away from home.

Reporting by Maung Too


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