Five Buddhist monks were acquitted of a religious defamation charge on Thursday in the latest hearing in the high-profile Mahasantisukha Monastery case.
A second attempt by the five Mahasantisukha monks to countersue the Sangha Maha Nayaka Committee in Rangoon has been rejected by a local court.
Five Buddhist monks from the Mahasantisukha Monastery in Rangoon are attempting to countersue the National Sangha Maha Nayaka Committee.
Five monks detained during a Tuesday night raid on the Mahasantisukha Monastery were de-robed and brought to court on Friday, according an officer at the Tamwe police station.
A Buddhist monk who assisted in the raid on the Mahasantisukha Monastery say he was tricked into it.
Rangoon’s Mahasantisukha Monastery is raided by Religious Affairs officials and riot police. The monastery is at the heart of a land dispute between the clergy and a renowned dissident abbot.