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Win Tin not arrested

(Mizzima) – A close friend of veteran politician and opposition leader Win Tin has rejected rumors of his arrest by Rangoon police on Tuesday.

“I don’t know who has started this rumor, but I have been explaining to the media since this morning at 4 a.m. (local time) that it is not true. Win Tin was not arrested and he just left for the NLD office,” Maung Maung Khin, a close friend of Win Tin explained.

The rumor of National League for Democracy (NLD) Central Executive Committee (CEC) member Win Tin’s arrest began spreading following the NLD’s decision on Monday not to take part in the ruling junta’s planned elections.

On Monday, NLD CEC and Central Committee from various branch offices across the country met at party headquarters in Rangoon and decided not to participate in the junta’s election due to flaws in the announced electoral laws and the junta’s refusal to yield to the party’s demand of revising the 2008 constitution.

The NLD has also demanded that the junta release all political prisoners including party General Secretary Aung San Suu Kyi.

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