Myanmar: `Dissident monk to be charged’

Last Updated: Sunday, February 19, 2012 - 16:42

Yangon: State media in Myanmar say a dissident monk who helped lead Myanmar`s 2007 anti-government uprising is facing fresh legal action.

The state-run New Light of Myanmar says Shin Gambira is facing charges of "squatting" illegally in a government-sealed monastery and breaking into two others.

The 33-year-old monk was one of the leaders of the so-called Saffron Revolution, a 2007 uprising led by Buddhist monks against the then-ruling military junta.
Gambira was detained then, shortly after a military crackdown on protesters. He had been released on January 13 as part of a mass prisoner release that was hailed as a sign of Myanmar`s new government`s willingness to make reforms.

Bureau Report



First Published: Sunday, February 19, 2012 - 16:42

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