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Title: The "Rangoon 18": "Democracy Heroes" Or Simply "Naïve"?
Date of publication: September 1998
Description/subject: On August 9, 18 foreigners were arrested in Rangoon for distributing leaflets bearing a “Goodwill Message” asking Rangoon residents to remember on its tenth anniversary the events of August 8, 1988. These leaflets were distributed at busy centres throughout the capital. The foreigners included six Americans, three Thai, three Malaysians, three Indonesians, two Filipinos and one Australian who travelled together to Rangoon and were subsequently held for interrogation.
Language: English
Source/publisher: The Irrawaddy News: Vol 6 No.5
Format/size: html
Date of entry/update: 03 June 2003

Individual Documents

Title: With Friends Like These . . .
Date of publication: December 2001
Description/subject: "Burma’s pro-democracy movement has attracted a wide array of friends and foes. After more than a decade in exile, many dissidents are finding it difficult to tell the difference... James Mawdsley, author of The Heart Must Break, admitted that he has little knowledge of Burma where he spent over a year in prison. However, Mawdsley wanted to change the country and strongly believed that individuals could make a real difference..."
Author/creator: Aung Zaw
Language: English
Source/publisher: "The Irrawaddy", Vol. 9, No. 9
Format/size: html
Date of entry/update: 03 June 2003