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Youth and student unions vow to free arrested Burmese activist

Burmese activist Ma Phyu Hnin Htwe faces prosecution accused of participating in the unlawful detention of two Chinese citizens, employees of the Wenbao Company that runs the controversial copper mine in Letpadaung. The mine has been the site of clashes with local people over alleged issues of land confiscation, threats to locals' health and the environment.

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