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Saffron revolution monks given lengthy jail terms

Nov 07, 2008 (DVB)-Two monks arrested in connection with last year’s Saffron Revolution have been given lengthy jail terms by Rangoon Kyauktaga township court yesterday morning, according to legal sources.

Sayadaw U Indaka, abbot of Maggin monastery was sentenced to 16 and half years’ imprisonment while another monk U Eindriya who was staying at the monastery while it was raided by government officials in November 2007 was given 8 years, a lawyer told DVB on condition of anonymity.

The lawyer said the sentences were only for one of the many charges piled against the monks, and he also expressed concern over the remaining charges which could lead them into receiving more sentences in the future.Reporting by DVB


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