Reporters Without Borders activists today gave the Burmese ambassador to France symbolic birthday presents labelled "Pens", "Medicine" and "Newspapers" - items which the Burmese authorities have denied Win Tin for the past 16 years.
Two Reporters Without Borders representatives have been held for two hours, with a French police officer, inside the Burmese embassy in Paris. Other activists were surrounded by policemen outside. Reporters Without Borders went to the embassy in an attempt to give a letter to the ambassador, who refused it. The embassy has threatened to file a complaint against Reporters Without Borders.