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Burma detains democracy supporters
RANGOON, Burma (CNN) -- Pro-democracy leader Aung San
Suu Kyi was worried Monday about the fate of supporters
imprisoned by the military government. She said her
assistant was being held at a prison notorious for torture.
At least 262 other members of Suu Kyi's National League
for Democracy have been arrested, she said. Most of them
were delegates to the opposition congress held by the
1991 Nobel Peace Prize winner over the weekend.
Many of those arrested are believed to be held in the
Insein prison, where inhumane treatment is reportedly
Suu Kyi called the conference to unite surviving opposition candidates who won
392 of 486 seats in parliamentary elections May 27, 1990. The military regime
never honored the election results; many of the winners have been killed, jailed or
driven into exile.