NLD families express their worries
for their loved ones
DVB ( August 12, 2003)
Family members of three NLD leaders of Mandalay Division
who were arrested in July and detained by the authority expressed
A daughter of Kan Tun told DVB that “we have no contact
with him since he was taken away on 19 July. We can’t
find out and we don’t know where he is being detained.”
According to her, the authority came, searched Kan Tun’s
room and confiscated some paper related to the NLD office
Although the authority told her that Kan Tun would be released
two or three days later. There is still no sign of his release.
“We are very worried and anxious about his health because
my father is quite old,” said she.
After more than 10 days of the arrest, she contacted International
Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) in Mandalay.
“They told me that they would make an enquiry but they
haven’t replied to us yet,” said she. “I
don’t know whether they have enquired about it or not
but they did note down what I said.”
In the similar situation, no one knew where Saw Htay and
Ko Gyi are.
The same family member told DVB, “We have heard that
Saw Htay is still not allowed to see his family members and
Ko Gyi was taken away on either 24 or 25 July.”
Ko Gyi was suspected to be arrested at the airport after
he returned from a visit to while Khamtee Prison where his
son Ko Kyaw Soe Linn has been detained.
Kan Tun and Saw Htay were taken away at the same time, 19
July, according to the family member.
She also told DVB who is alleged to arrest her father, “U
Ko Linn and U Tin Win Sein from the local authority office,
one person from the Intelligence and another from the CID.”
Arrested on 19 July (NLD-Mandalay Division)
Saw Htay vice chairman
Kan Tun secretary
Arrested on 24 or 25 July
Ko Gyi Treasurer