Burma’s military government is detaining officials of the Union Election Commission (UEC) in night-time raids and asking them to provide evidence that November’s election was rigged, according to a senior member of the organisation.
Mark Farmaner, director of Burma Campaign UK, told the Guardian he was aware of the detentions. “In the middle of the night security forces in plainclothes are forcing their way into homes and taking people away,” he said.
“In recent nights there has been a wave of arrests of UEC officials. No one knows where they are or what is happening to them. The number of political prisoners in Myanmar has more than doubled since the coup.”