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"2 Burmese democracy leaders held"
"The Asian Age" newspaper
Date June 16, 1999.

Bangkok: A group of exiled students said on Tuesday that the Burma
military abducted two of their leaders from China.
The All Burma Democratic Students Front said that military intelligence
arrested the pair on June 10 while meeting supporters of Burma's
pro-democracy movement near the town of Rulli in China.
The group said those arrested were Moe Kyaw and Than Zaw and described
them as senior leaders of the organization.
The two were taken to Military Intelligence Unit 23 headquarters in
Kutkai, in Burma's northern Shan State, the students said.
"The abduction is a clear violation of Chinese sovereignty. The Burmese
regime has no respect for international law or for borders, and so we
are very worried about activists along the border," the students'
statement added.  (AP)

"Australian gets 10 years jail for drugs in Burma"

"The Asian age" newspaper
Date June 16, 1999.

Sydney: An Australian businessman has been jailed for 10 years in
Myanmar for minor drug offences, a report said Tuesday.
Robert Gregurek, 45, has lodged an appeal against the sentence,
claiming he had no knowledge of the small quantity of heroin found in a
Yangon house where he was staying, the Sydney Morning Herald said.
Gregurek was arrested in March along with three locals and was
convicted and sentenced for possession and conspiracy to use a narcotic
on June 4.
He is serving his sentence at the harsh Insein Prison on the outskirts
of Yangon.
Another Australian, Jean Melican, is in the same jail, serving 10 years
for failing to declare jewellery when leaving the country.  (AFP)