Monday, October 22, 2007

Monks Might Resume Protests in Late October

Source: Irrawady via

A leading monk—one of four being hunted down by the junta—told The Irrawaddy from his hiding place that monk-led demonstrations may resume in Burma in late October, in spite of the fact that at least 100 monks killed during pro-democracy demonstrations and about 1,200 monks arrested.

The monk, U Obasa, added that many monks are still missing and their whereabouts are unknown.

About 50 nuns were also arrested during the junta’s crackdown on the Sangha in Rangoon, which started on September 26. He said he believes reports that some nuns were raped and sexually harassed by soldiers at detention centers.

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