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NLD members allege torture during interrogation

Oct 22, 2007 (DVB), Members of the National League for Democracy in Taungup have claimed they were tortured at an interrogation centre before being given prison sentences, according to sources close to the detainees' families.

U Than Pe, Vice Chairman of NLD in Taungup, and U Tun Kyi, both aged around 50, were reportedly tortured at an interrogation centre in An, said a person close to their families.

"While they were being interrogated in An, they were tortured by having their faces covered with wet cloths. A health worker stood nearby measuring their blood pressure. When the reading dropped to 90 over 60, the worker said the detainees could still take more torture and were not about to die yet," he said.

The source said that the interrogation was carried out by members of the army.

Reporting by DVB

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