A member of NLD (LA) Japan Branch practicing a hunger strike in prison of Japan Immigration Bureau
source : Arhara Burmese Library (Japan)
A member of NLD (LA) Japan Branch was detained by Japan Immigration Bureau although he is a holder of the Permit for Provisional Release as a political asylum. His detention was on September 10 when he went to Tokyo Immigration Bureau to put a sign for his monthly regular extension of the permit. The name of the detainee is Lwin Toe.
Now the Japan Immigration Bureau has brought to detain eight refugee claimers including Lwin Toe with no explanation or clear reason.
The other seven detainees before Lwin Toe are Maw Thin, Soe Lwin, Toe Naing, Moe Kyaw, Maing Kyaw Oo, Win Kyaw, Ko Wunna Shin from NLD (LA) Japan Branch, and League for Democracy in Burma.
But the last detained Lwin Toe, who is dauntless unlikely to the previous seven detainees, has been practicing a single hunger strike in the prison of Japan Immigration Bureau. He has been holding a paper sheet on which he has written what he needs. He has been claiming on three points.
I need democracy and human rights of BurmaIt is unpredictable that till how long his hunger strike goes on and how the Japanese Immigration Bureau will handle this case.
I need the release of all democratic activists
I against the Japanís ODA for Burma under the Junta
All Burmese democratic forces in Japan are now seeking to get the release of Lwin Toe and other detainees from prisons of JIB, with the help of UNHCR, Japan Association for Refugee (JAR), Amnesty International (London) and others.