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Report: Women, child protesters freed in Myanmar

State media in Myanmar says authorities have released two women and four children detained after protesting outside the US Embassy.

world Updated: Jun 06, 2009 15:47 IST
AP

State media in Myanmar says authorities have released two women and four children detained after protesting outside the US Embassy.

The group was arrested Thursday as they protested the detention of a man who is the boss of one woman and also the husband of the other. He was reportedly detained for taking photographs of a shop. Such an action is liable to raise police suspicions in the military state.

The Padauk Mye radio station reported Saturday that the women and children aged between 5 and 17 years have been freed.

Protests in Myanmar are rare. The embassy is on Yangon’s University Avenue, and is close to the residence of opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi, who is on trial for allegedly violating the terms of her house arrest.

First Published: Jun 06, 2009 15:41 IST