Rear Window Ethics Rear Window Ethics: Myanmar Update: Nighttime Roundups

Thursday, October 04, 2007

Myanmar Update: Nighttime Roundups

More troubling news from Burma. Violent crackdowns and death, intimidation of reporters, full internet blackout, and now this:
Myanmar's junta stepped up its campaign to intimidate citizens Wednesday, sending troops to drag people from their homes in the middle of the night and letting others know they were marked for retribution.

"We have photographs! We are going to make arrests!" soldiers yelled from loudspeakers on military vehicles that patrolled the streets in Yangon, Myanmar's biggest city.

One of the overnight arrests targeted a U.N. worker and her family. Protest groups have estimated that over 6,000 people have been detained since the uprising began.