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Myanmar Villagers Demand Release of Student Activist

Hundreds of villagers in northern Myanmar, also known as Burma, have staged protests to demand the release of a student activist who was involved in the brief abduction of two workers at a Chinese copper mine this year. A monk in the Letpadaung area tells VOA that 500 to 600 locals staged peaceful protests in several villages Monday seeking the release of Phyu Hnin Htway, who was detained Saturday.   Ye Yint Kyaw, fellow Student Union member, tells VOA that her friend is...

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