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Dear David,

Did you receive more information about the fate of John Khaw Kim Thang of
the CNF after your call for action in august ? Was there any response to
your call ? What was the result of the action ?


Kris Deckers

At 13:19 96-08-30 +0000, you wrote:
>The Burma Peace Foundation has recently heard, from Chin sources, that John
>Khaw Kim Thang (Burmese name NoThan Kap), founder and former President
>of the Chin National Front (CNF), living in Aizawl, Mizoram, India, is now in
>the hands of the Burmese army. Since March 1988 he has had no military
>involvement with the CNF. In 1994 and 1995 he addressed the UN Working
>Group on Indigenous Populations in Geneva.
>On 21 August he received a call asking him to go and meet Indian Intelligence.
>On 28 August, his family received a letter from him smuggled out of Burma
>saying that he was in the hands of the Burmese army. Indian Intelligence denies
>all knowledge of the matter.
>Please alert the media and ask all appropriate UN officers, governments and
>human rights organisations to ask the Burmese authorities for further
details of
>No Than Kap's detention and inform the Burmese authorities that his
well-being and physical integrity are of concern to the international community.
>More details follow in a few hours.
>David Arnott
>30 August 1996
>Burma Peace Foundation, 85, Rue de Montbrillant, 1202, Geneva, Switzerland
>Tel/Fax  (+41-22) 733 2040; Email darnott@xxxxxxxxxxx
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