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NLD members arrested in Magwe division

Jan 15, 2008 (DVB), Two members of the National League for Democracy in Taung Twin Gyi township, Magwe division, were arrested on 13 January by unidentified government officials, according to fellow NLD members.

Township NLD communications committee member U Par Lay was arrested at his house in Chaung Nat village, six miles outside Taung Twin Gyi at around 1pm on Sunday, members of the communications committee told DVB.

Deputy chairman U Maung Soe was arrested at his home in Taung Pyin ward at around 4pm the same day.

The two men were arrested by about six officials, who arrived in a car with a government licence plate and were accompanied by local police officers.

The men were both blindfolded and handcuffed by the officials, who arrested them as their families looked on.

When family members asked the officials which department they were from, the officials refused to say, though they were assumed to be from Military Affairs Security.

Reporting by Yee May Aung

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