Posted by: becketfund | September 28, 2007

Burma: Authorities Desecrate Temples, Monasteries in Retaliation

Radio Free Asia reports that in retaliation for the country’s recent monk-led protests, Burmese police desecrated a monastery and attacked monks they found in hiding. At the Moe Gaung Pagoda, police destroyed the building’s altars, while at the Ngwe Kya Yan monastery, they attacked monks whom they found upon entry and beat. Many monks have been taken away in trucks by the authorities in recent days, with at least 50 being removed from their monasteries during the most recent altercation. More details of the desecrations and brutality perpetrated by the Burmese regime are described by AsiaNews.

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