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An imprisoned member of the Burmese democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi's party died after six years in jail, and exiled Burmese dissidents said they believed his death was a result of torture. Hla Than had been sent to hospital from prison with unspecified internal injuries, the dissidents said.

Meanwhile, Burma has banned all imports of Heineken and Carlsberg beers as retaliation against the brewers who withdrew investment in Burma. Reuter - Bangkok