Myanmar junta says 78 more arrested as crackdown shows no sign of easing

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October 7, 2007 09:48

A relentless crackdown on Myanmar's pro-democracy activists showed no sign of easing with the junta announcing Sunday that 78 more people have been detained in spite of global outrage and new sanctions. The latest arrests, reported by the state-run New Light of Myanmar newspaper, brought to nearly 1,000 the number of people the military regime acknowledges holding in detention centers. In addition, it says 135 Buddhist monks remain in custody.


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