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A massive demonstration led by Buddhist monks in Myanmar , 2007

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Myanmar military regime arrested another two young monks last Saturday night. The monks are pursuing Buddhist studies at Thardhu Kan Monastery, Yangon’s Kyimyindaing Township. The two monks, Ven. Ashin Dhammasara and Ven. Ashin Nandara are originally from Pyinmana, a city not far from Nay Pyi Daw, the newly administrative capital of Myanmar. Local police and authorities raided the monastery and captured the two monks at around 10 pm on August 23rd. Now they are being kept for interrogation at Insein prison. Even though the exact reason for their arrest is unknown, they reportedly will appear in court on the 29th of August. Only recently nine Buddhist monks were arrested at Yangon railway station on July 15th and sentenced to two years imprisonment. Many Buddhist monks have been arrested and kept incarcerated after a massive pro-democracy demonstrations in September 2007.

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