A massive demonstration led by Buddhist monks in Myanmar , 2007
A 39-year-old Buddhist monk Ven Ashin Saddhamma from Twan Tay was sentenced to 19 years imprisonment in connection with 2007 September protests.
Five Buddhist monks Ven. U Nanda, Ven. U Vilasagga, Ven. Ashin Aggadhamma, Ven. Ashin Issariya and Ven. Ashin Janeya from Ngwe Kyar Yan Monastery were aslo sentenced to 6 years imprisonment each for leading peaceful protests ( known as Saffron Revolution).
The monks were convicted of unlawful assembly, joining unlawful associations, creating public alarm and seditious activities.
Burma's Army raided many monasteries at 2007 September's midnights and arrested more than 700 monks.