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Two detainees die in custody

Oct 8, 2007 (DVB), Two unknown youths arrested during last month's protests have died in detention after being beaten by soldiers, according to a former detainee.

The former detainee, who was recently released from Rangoon City Hall where the two young men were also held, told DVB that they died on 29 September after being badly beaten up by soldiers from Battalion 66.

"Their valuables, such as watches and necklaces, were removed from their bodies by soldiers after the youths died. Bodies were seen being taken away in trucks at around 11pm that night."

Reporting by Nan Kham Kaew


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