Wednesday, December 05, 2007

Father of Ashin Gambira Released from Detention

Source: Democratic Voice of Burma

U Min Lwin, the father of Saffron Revolution leader Ashin Gambira, has been released from detention a week after the family told news agencies that they did not know of his whereabouts. He has reportedly been held in a prison in Mandalay for a month after being arrested on the 4th of November. He arrived home Tuesday evening.

Three other men were released along with him; they were taken into custody for allegedly helping to pass money to U Gambira.

U Min Lwin told DVB that he was informed that U Gambira was held in the notorious Insein Jail only after being released,. He declined to elaborate on his stay in prison except to say that the conditions he encountered were to be expected. He said he was happy to be reunited with his family, and hoped that the truth will help his two sons, U Gambira and older brother Ko Aung Kyaw Kyaw, who are still in detention. Ashin Gambira has earlier been charged with treason.

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