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Detained MPs charged in Insein prison court

Jan 6, 2009 (DVB), Elected members of parliament Dr Tin Min Htut and Nyi Pu appeared before Insein prison special court yesterday charged with sedition and disrupting the national convention.

Nyi Pu is the elected representative for Gwa township and an Arakan National League for Democracy organising committee member, while Dr Tin Min Htut is an elected MP from Panatanaw township in Irrawaddy division.

The two men, who were arrested in August 2007, were also charged under the electronics act.

In a separate development, four of the nine NLD youth members who were arrested last week, including Tun Tun Win of Sanchaung township NLD, have been taken to ward 3 of Insein prison, according to a family member of a political inmate.

The nine were arrested for taking part in a peaceful march from the NLD headquarters in Rangoon after attending a meeting.

Reporting by Nan Kham Kaew


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