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Burmese opposition party member die
- Subject: Burmese opposition party member die
- From: Winston_Lee@xxxxxxx
- Date: Thu, 23 Oct 1997 14:36:00
Burmese opposition party member dies in
11:22 a.m. Oct 23, 1997 Eastern
RANGOON, Oct 23 (Reuters) - A member of
San Suu Kyi's National League for
(NLD) party has died in custody, Burma's
government said on Thursday.
Kyaw Din, 58, died at a prison hospital
pulmonary edema while serving a two-year
sentence, the government said in a
``U Kyaw Din of NLD Wakema Township, who
serving a two year prison sentence since
1997 for violation of Burma Criminal Act
505 (B)...passed away on 20 October at
Township hospital,'' the statement said.
It said he was also suffering from renal
The statement gave no further details on
Officials from the NLD, the party
co-founded and run
by Suu Kyi, were not available for
A total of six well-known NLD members
have died in
custody since 1988, NLD statistics show.
Thousands of NLD members were killed or
imprisoned during and after nationwide
Burma in 1988.
The NLD won a landslide victory in a 1990
but the result was never recognised by