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Burma Releases Students Activists

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International pressure on the Burmese military junta was stepped up yesterday to release 18 foreign activists detained in Rangoon on Sunday for distributing pro-democracy leaflets on the tenth anniversary of a bloody massacre by government troops. The group includes six U.S. college students from the Free Burma Coalition.


  • Zarni, founder of the Free Burma Coalition.
  • Judith Chomsky, one of the attorneys leading a suit against Unocal in Burma.

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