8 Jul 2012

Student detainees freed

10:52 am on 8 July 2012

More than 20 student leaders detained in Myanmar on Friday have been released.

The detentions occurred in several different locations, including five in Rangoon.

7 July is the 50th anniversary of the suppression of a student movement 50 years ago.

Dozens were killed and the student union building at Rangoon University was dynamited the following day, four months after a coup by General Ne Win.