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US Rights Group Says Burma Harassing Student Leader - 2005-01-22


An American human rights group says Burma's military junta is harassing a student leader who was released from prison after nearly 16 years.

The United States Campaign for Burma released a statement Friday calling on the military regime to end its intimidation of student leader Min Ko Naing.

The prominent activist was arrested in 1989 for organizing a student pro-democracy uprising. He was released in November.

Upon medical advice, he left Rangoon December 30th to stay with his uncles several kilometers outside the city to recuperate from health problems.

The rights group says authorities forced his return to the city with harassment that included forcing their way into his uncles' home twice in the middle of the night.

Information for this report is provided by AFP.

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