Former UN chief’s team to travel to Maungdaw, which has been under lockdown since the military launched a sweep of the territory after militant attacks on 9 October.
“There are still political prisoners behind bars despite the election of a civilian government,” said Ashin Sandar Thiri, a spokesman for the monks.
The former monk Ashin Gambira, a leading figure in the 2007 Saffron Revolution, stepped out of prison today after serving what will hopefully be his last sentence.
Gambira, one of the leaders of the 2007 Saffron Revolution, has been released from prison today after charges against him for alleged offenses committed in 2012 are dropped.
“I am sad as all this is happening just when I was due to be released,” said Gambira, speaking at the Thanlyin township court on Thursday.
The fresh charges against the former monk come just three days before his due date for release, after serving a six-month sentence on an immigration charge.