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UN: Myanmar detains dozen aid workers; 1 released

UN: Myanmar detains dozen aid workers; 1 released

Myanmar has detained a dozen aid workers working for international organizations in the past month, with just one of them being released, a spokesman for the U.N. refugee agency said Friday.
Adrian Edwards says four Myanmar nationals working for the agency were arrested in June in areas where there has been civil unrest, and three are still being held.
Edwards said two workers from the World Food Program and about six from a non-U.N. group, Doctors Without Borders, had also been detained.
He said the exact grounds on which they are being held remains unclear, and U.N. officials are seeking access to them.
Edwards told reporters in Geneva on Friday that discussions to free the staff are in "a delicate situation."