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Asian Tribune is published by E-LANKA MEDIA(PVT)Ltd. Vol. 20 No. 111

United States on Death of Burmese Dissident in Custody

Daya Gamage – US National Correspondent Asian Tribune

Washington, D.C. 11 October ( The United States, through its State Department spokesman Sean McCormack, issued the following statement Wednesday, October 10 on the death of a Burmese dissident who was in the custody of the military junta.

“The United States is deeply troubled by reports of the death of Burmese dissident Win Shwe during interrogation by Burmese authorities. Win Shwe, a member of the National League for Democracy, was arrested on September 26, 2007. Burmese authorities reportedly cremated his body at the detention center where he was interrogated. We continue to receive reports that detainees are being held in deplorable conditions and are subject to abuse. We renew our calls on the regime to release all political prisoners and, until they are released, to allow access by international humanitarian organizations to all detainees.”

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