AGENCE FRANCE PRESSE
YANGON: Authorities in Myanmar on Saturday released all of the student leaders detained in the country's biggest crackdown on activists since the dissolution of the junta, a government official said.
"The arrested student leaders were all released an hour ago," a government official said. Prominent activists confirmed the release of the students, who were taken into custody in several locations across the country ahead of the 50th anniversary of a brutal army suppression of a student protest in Yangon. We had information that the others around the country were also released," said Zaw Min, a veteran of the so-called 88 Generation student protests.
The detentions had stirred fears for the fragility of Myanmar's creeping reforms.