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Three elderly people released from detention

Oct 19, 2007 (DVB), Three elderly people, who were arrested in Pakokku along with more than 40 other town residents in connection with last month’s protests, have been released, according to town residents.

U Ba Hmin, an 85-year-old Pakokku resident, was released by authorities about five days ago, along with U Than Oo, the owner of a monks' accessory store, and gold shop owner U Kyaw Htay, both of whom are over 70 years old.

Information on the rest of the detainees is still unavailable.

Reporting by Aye Nai

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