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Urgent Action2.

Dear !

The following news from Bangkok is about that Burmese Students were
crackdowned by Thai police on 28th and 29th November 1995 because they
stages to do a peaceful demonstration before General Than Shwe and Secreatry
1 - Khin Nyunt of State Law and Order Restoration Council of Burma (SLORC)
visit to Thailand. A Burmese old man, 75 years old,  was also arrested by
Thai police in Bangkok. Now they are in Immigration Detention Centre (IDC)
in Bangkok. Most of them are allowed to resettle in Australia and leaving
for Australia in December, 1995. I would like to request you and your
organisation to take an Urgent Action for them to be released from  the IDC
and to be allowed to go Australia for the resettlement.

Thank you.

M Aye
A Burmese student in Australia.


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. 


Thai Police Arrest Burmese Dissisents in Crackdown

      BANGKOK, Nov 29 (Reuter) - Thai police sources said a veteran
Burmese>dissident journalist was arrested early on Wednesday as part of a
to prevent protests in Bangkok against a constitutional meeting currently
being held in Burma. 

    U Ye Gyaung, 75, senior writer of the dissident underground weekly, the
New Era Journal, was picked up from his house in a predawn raid, police
sources and dissidents told Reuters. 

    Ye Gyaung's 65-year-old wife was also being detained with him at an
undisclosed location, they added. 

    On Tuesday, Thai police arrested nine Burmese dissidents who had planned
to stage a protest in front of the Burmese embassy against what they called a
sham national convention in Rangoon. 


Burmese Students who were arrested by Thai police.

1.      Nicky
2.      Kyin San
3.      San Myint
4.      Aye Ko
5.      Hla Win
6.      U Htay Win
7.      Tayza Ye Tun
8.      Tayza Oo
9.      Thet Naing
10.     Maung Pain
11.     Ko Thet
12.     Nyein Moe
13.     Maung Maung
14.     Myat Nge
15.     Min Thein
16.     Hin Tha
17. U Ye Gyaung and his wife.