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Lawyers' group to back Suu Kyi

Asahi Evening News
( Thursday, December 19, 1996 )

	A group of Lawyers, researchers and social activists will 
establish an organization on Saturday in Tokyo to support the 
democracy in Myanmar ( Burma ).
	Attorney Shogo Watanabe, who belongs to Lawyers'group
supporting Myanmar residents in Japan, and about 20 others will 
hold the inaugural gathering of the People's Forum on Burma from
2 p.m to 5 p.m. Saturday in Room 370 of Chuo University's Surugadai 
Kinen-Kaikan near JR and subway Ochanomizu Station in Chiyoda Ward,
organizers said.
	The group said all those interested in the situation in
Myanmar are welcome to attend. The group plans to urge the Japanese
government and other influential organizations to put pressure on the
Myanmar military government, which has oppressed the democratization
movement and kept democratic leader Aung San Suu Kyi confined.
	A video depicting Myanmar and traditional songs and dance of 
the country will be shown at Saturday's meeting.
	For information, Watanabe can be contacted at 03-3263 3881.

Information Committee
Burma Youth Volunteer Association - Japan.