Thursday, November 29, 2007

Crackdown on Monastery Housing HIV Patients

Source: Ko Htike, The Irrawaddy

Monks of the Maggin Monastery in Yangon have been ordered to vacate the premises. The officials who relayed the message to the monks declined to comment, saying that they were following orders.

The monastery has been under constant watch by authorities for their involvement in the Saffron Revolution since September, and monks of the monastery, including the Abbott, remain in detention.

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