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Myanmar: Fear of Torture

, Index number: ASA 16/002/2005

Seven political activists, Khun Tun Oo (m), Sai Nyunt Lwin (m), Sai Hla Aung (m), Sao Kyar Oo (m), U Myint Than (m), General Hso Ten (m), U Shwe Ohn (m),were arrested on 8 and 9 February 2005. They are all political representatives, most of them senior, of the ethnic minority Shan group, who are the largest ethnic minority in Myanmar. U Shwe Ohn was put under house arrest on 8 February. The others were arrested the following day: their whereabouts are not known.

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