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Myanmar still in fear as curfew lifted

October 22, 2007

YANGON (AFP) – Residents in Yangon on Sunday welcomed the end of a curfew imposed on the eve of Myanmar‘s bloody crackdown on peaceful protests, but voiced fears in private over the country’s iron-fisted junta.

The government ended the curfew Saturday in Yangon, Myanmar‘s main city, where authorities suppressed pro-democracy protests led by Buddhist monks in late September, killing at least 13 people and jailing about 3,000.

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