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36 Burmese Students Return to Rangoon

From Times Wire Services

Thirty-six students who fled Burma’s military crackdown flew home Friday, and authorities allowed a one-month extension until Jan. 31 for thousands of others to return from the Thai border region.

A Burmese air force plane brought back the second group of students since the government announced that all students who fled after the Sept. 18 military coup and had sought haven could return without retribution. A group of 80 students arrived in Rangoon on Monday from a special transition camp in the northern Thai city of Tak, near guerrilla-held border areas.


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