Burma's opposition party says at least six party members have been detained in the past few weeks, since the military government extended the house arrest of leader Aung San Suu Kyi by one year.
Spokesmen for the National League for Democracy told reporters Saturday a member named Khin Kyaw was arrested earlier this week, following the earlier arrests of four others (Ba Myint, Ma Theingi, Aung Myo San, and Ba Tint).
The arrests are believed to be related to that of Htun Lin Kyaw, who was taken into custody December 14th after staging a one-man protest of Aung San Suu Kyi's extended sentence.
Burma's military has ruled since 1962. The National League for Democracy won a landslide election victory in 1990 but was never allowed to take office.
Information for this report is provided by AP and AFP.