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NLD president from Tamu branch, Saggaing division was
Date. 16th January 1997.
NLD president U Kyin Swan Khan (A) U Par Khan from
Tamu branch Saggaing division was seriously tortured by military
intelligent during interrogation. Both eyes were injured and lost eye
sight. According to doctor's examination he should be treated in big
city like Mandalay to get proper treatment. But, the military
authorities of Tamu township did not allow him to go to Mandalay
for further treatment.
At present he is being kept in Tamu police station without
medical care. If the situation remains unchanged his eye sight may
be lost for ever.
Five NLD active members including U Kyin Swan Khan
from Tamu branch were arrested on 18th December 1996. The
SLORC's accusation was holding NLD meeting on 18th December
1996 without the knowledge of township Law and Order
Restoration Council and holding of anti-government papers.
On 20th December 1996 they were sent to army camp in
Kalay town and after they had been interrogated they were sent
back to Tamu town. They are still being kept in Tamu police
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