Subject: [cwj 89] 6 Activists were detained while protest at the Myanmar Embassy
From: Corporate Watch in Japanese <>
Date: Tue, 29 Aug 2000 10:53:31 -0700
Seq: 89

Date: Tue, 29 Aug 2000
From: "TIN KYI" <> 

6 Activists were detained while protest at the Myanmar Embassy.

The six activists have been detained today in front of the Myanmar embassy.
On the morning of Aug 29, 2000 thirty activisits from the Tokyo base League
for Democracy in Burma handcuff themselves at the main gate of the Myanmar
Embassy at Shinagawa ward Tokyo. Since August 24, 2000, Burmese Democracy
champion Daw Aung San Suu Kyi and some of the leaders from NLD  have been
standoff with Myanmar military junta at Dala close to capital , Rangoon. The
International community has expressed its outrage at the Myanmar Junta's
blockade of Aung San Suu Kyi in the country and warned it will be regarded
as responsible for her safety.

But Japanese Government was silent and says that they are still watching and
thinking what to do. The activists said thay want to made a appeal to the
Japanese governemnt to assist in alleviating this crisis by requesting the
Myanamr military junta to lift this blockage and give Daw Aung San Suu Kyi
freedom of movement neccessary for her party activities. They made a call to
The Foreign Ministry of Japan and have a appointment to meet at 1:00 pm at
the office. The activists voluntary released the handcuff and peacefully
ended their avtivities. As then the MPD order the police from Shinagawa ward
to arrest the activics. All of the activists were not arrest but six persons
were detained at the front of the Embassy including the leader of the group.
The name of the persons detainted are

1/ Khin Maung Zaw
2/ Win Soe
3/ Maung Maung Myint
4/ Zaw Zaw
5/ Zaw Lin Han
6/ Soe Naing

They are face to detained for a time being and we all alert to the
communities around the world to appeal for their immediate release and
protest the Japanese government's stand on this humanrights abuse to the
people in their country.

League for democracy in Burma
Rm 502, APTO Bldg
7-18-1, Takinogawa, Kita -ku
Tokyo 1140023
Tel / Fax 813 3916 4996.

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