Monks and Nuns in Court over September Protests

February 29, 2008

Author: MIN LWIN

Source: The Buddhist Channel/The Irrawaddy,5997,0,0,1,0

Nine monks and seven nuns - some of them elderly - were awaiting sentence after facing charges of involvement in last September’s protests against Burma’s ruling junta, according to opposition sources and witnesses in Rangoon.

Witnesses said that eight monks and seven nuns from Thitsar Tharaphu Monastery and one monk from Hantharwaddy Monastery appeared in North Okkalapa Township Court on Wednesday, but nothing has been heard of their fate.