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students in Bangkok

November 29, 1995
Burmese students arrested during their hunger strike
        Five Burmese students were arrested today by the Thai police while
they were holding hunger strike in front of the Burmese embassy in
Bangkok.  The hunger strike organized by the five members of All Burma
Basic Education Students Union (Thailand) began at 12:30pm. It suppose to
be 180 hours hunger strike but it was immediately stopped by the Thai
police as soon as they began. They are Maung Pain, Segeral Secretary of 
ABBESU, Ko Thet, In-Charge of Information, Nyein Moe, Secretary-2, Maung 
Maung, member and Myat Nge, member. In their statement released today, they
called for the release of all political prisoners including student leader
Min Ko Naing, to stop immediate the National Convention organized by
Slorc, to abolish all unjustice law immediately and to hold dialogue
meeting between Daw Aung San Suu Kyi and Slorc.  They also called the
international community to put more pressure and protest against the
ASEANs constructive Engagement and urged China to stop selling weapons to
Slorc, Japan to stop ODA assistance to Burma , United Nations to take more
concrete action on Buma. 
        There are also series of arrest in Bangkok yesterday and today. 
Nine students were arrested at the office of FISRAPT (Foundation in
Support of Refugee Assistance Programs in Thailand) on SOI.39 Suthisarn.
The office of Khit Pyaing (New Era) was raided this morning and U Ye Gaung
(Myawaddy) and his wife were arrested.  Also other four Burmese students
including Min Thein and Ko Hintha were arrested in Suthisarn area in this
evening.  Since Thai authorities is taking precaution steps for the
upcoming trip of Lt.Gen Khin Nyunt in December, Burmese watcher believes
that there would be more arrest in the future. 
ABSDF News Agency