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MIZZIMA: Burmese activist released

Burmese activist released

MIZZIMA News Group
July 31, 1999

Ko Nyo, a Burmese activist who was arrested by Indian Police on 29th
July in Moreh, Manipur State of India, was released this morning. He was
initially released from the police detention around 3 p.m. yesterday but
verbally asked by the police not to leave Moreh till further notice. And
the police finally allowed him to leave Moreh this morning.

According to sources from Ministry of Home Affairs in Manipur, the
directive to arrest Ko Nyo comes from the Central Government, Home
Ministry in New Delhi. The warrant to arrest was issued based on the
complaint of the Burmese government that Ko Nyo is sending ?malicious
information? to Radio Free Asia against the government of Burma. In the
interview with MIZZIMA after his release, Ko Nyo denied of sending
?malicious information?.

?I am now working as a journalist. What I have been doing is what a
journalist should do and will be doing the same in future too, said Ko

Ko Nyo has been living in India since 1988 as a recognized refugee of
United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) and currently
working as India-based stringer for Radio Free Asia (Burmese Language
Service) which is based in Washington D.C.

By MIZZIMA News Group