Monk arrested in South Dagon

Nov 8, 2007 (DVB), A monk from South Dagon township was arrested on Monday, despite government claims that they have stopped arrests and monastery searches in connection with the protests.

A source close to the monastery said that U Khaymarwuntha, a 20-year-old monk from Zantila Kamahtan monastery in South Dagon township, was arrested in connection with the demonstrations staged by monks and civilians in September and October.

News of this arrest challenges the government's claims made to United Nations special envoy Ibrahim Gambari on Tuesday that "there are no more arrests, night apprehensions and search of monasteries in connection with the [demonstrations]".

Reporting by Moe Aye

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