Veteran opposition leader Win Tin detained

by Mizzima News
Saturday, 12 September 2009 15:57

Win Tin, a senior leader of the National League for Democracy was taken to the Aung Tha Pyay detention camp this morning by the Special Branch of the police in Burma.

The 80-year-old influential leader of the opposition party recently wrote an article critical of and rejecting the junta’s planned 2010 election in The Washington Post.

The veteran journalist wrote an article titled “An Election Burma’s People Don’t Need” in the newspaper on September 9, 2009.

Win Tin has spent 19 years in prison for his political belief, and was released in November 2008.
He has demanded freedom for democracy icon Aung San Suu Kyi and initiation of a dialogue between the military junta and the opposition leader.

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