Wed 22 Aug 2012
Filed under: Inside Burma,International,News
GENEVA – Officials say Myanmar has released at least six of the 12 international aid workers detained over the summer amid an ethnic conflict.
The 12 aid workers are employed by Doctors Without Borders, the U.N. refugee agency and the World Food Program. They have been held since June by Myanmar authorities in Rakhine state, an area of western Myanmar where a state of emergency was declared because of ethnic clashes.
The groups gave few details about their cases, and it wasn’t clear when or how the six have been freed.
Doctors Without Borders said Wednesday that four of its six detained staff members were released. The U.N. refugee agency said two of four Myanmar nationals on its staff were released.
The World Food Program gave no details about its aid workers.