The Burmese military government has asked the British embassy to hand over that person, believed to be a student, claiming he maybe connected with a March 27 bomb blast in downtown Rangoon which killed two government workers.
British diplomats were not immediately available for comments. Typically, people arrested for anti-government demonstrations are sentenced to 7 to 14 years imprisonment.
Should the refuge taker be handed over to the government? Ko Aung Moe Zaw, general secretary of National Council Union of Burma, Ko Min Naing, Foreign Affairs Committee official of All Burma Student Union and Ko Tate of Association for Protection of Political Prisoners (Burma) all agreed that the refuge taker should not be handed over to the military government.
Ko Aung Htoo of Burma Lawyers' Council discussed the legal and political issues.