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NLD youth detainee transferred

Jul 3, 2008 (DVB), Authorities have transferred Nyunt Aung, a detained youth member of the National League for Democracy in Monywar township, Sagaing Division, to Myitkyinar prison in Kachin State last week.

Nyunt Aung was arrested at the Paegadoe check point at the entrance to Sagaing on 22 September 2007 while on his way to Rangoon to attend a meeting at the pro-democracy party's headquarters.

He was held in Shwebo prison for two months after he was sentenced to two years' imprisonment. Authorities then moved him to Kathar prison where he was held until last week.

The military regime in Burma arrested hundreds of activists during mass public protests in September 2007 that came to be known as the Saffron Revolution.

According to the Assistance Association for Political Prisoners, most of those detained in connection with the September event still remain in different prisons across the country.

Reporting by Khin Hnin Htet


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