Posted by: becketfund | November 30, 2007

Myanmar: Junta Closes Another Monastery

Asianews reports that Burmese authorities continue to punish the country’s Buddhist monks for their participation or perceived support of September’s protests against the junta. The Burmese government recently shut down the Maggin monastery in Thingangyun, near Yangon. The monastery, well-known for receiving AIDS patients, had already been raided four times in September, when some of the monks were jailed. The remaining monks and novices found refuge at a nearby pagoda, and the patients were transferred to a hospital in a neighboring town.

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