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Burmese prisoners protest

Friday, May 1, 1998 Published at 13:18 GMT 14:18 UK 

World: S/W Asia

Burmese prisoners protest at Indian detention

Six Burmese nationals jailed in West Bengal for entering India illegally 
last April from Bangladesh are protesting against their continued 

They say they should have been released last June but are still in 
prison because the Indian authorities want to repatriate them to Burma. 

The six men, from the western Burmese region of Arakan, say they are 
part of Burma's pro-democracy movement. 

Human rights groups in West Bengal are urging the Indian government not 
to repatriate the men. 

>From the newsroom of the BBC World Service 

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