NLD and CRPP members taken from homes

Nov 22, 2007 (DVB), One National League for Democracy member and two members of the Committee Representing the People's Parliament were taken from their homes on by government officials on 20 November for questioning.

Dr Myint Naing, an elected NLD member of parliament in Sagaing division’s Kant Balu township, was picked up from his house in Shwe Bo township by government officials on Tuesday, according to local NLD members, and continues to be held.

Dr Myint Naing is a former political prisoner who spent 14 years in prison from 1990 to 2004.

CRPP secretary Aye Tha Aung and member Soe Win were taken from their houses at 8am on Tuesday to Aung Thabyay interrogation centre by the special police for questioning.

They were sent back home around noon.

Aye Tha Aung said that he was not questioned when he got the interrogation centre.

"The special police, said some senior officials wanted to have a talk with me. But I didn’t see any senior government officials at the interrogation centre. They just made me sit there until they sent me back home," he said.

Aye Tha Aung said another CRPP member, U Pu Cin Siang Thang, was also taken from his house on the same morning by the special police and has not yet been sent back home.

Reporting by Aye Nai

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