Monday, September 24, 2007

Beaten Burmese Monk Speaks Out

A monk who was beat up by Burmese soldiers told a Democratic Voice of Burma reporter:
“They restrained me and hit me in the face and also on my head which started to bleed. They also kicked me with their boots. I had cuts on my head and my ears and several of my teeth were knocked out of place,” U Warathami said.

He said he was later taken to the office of the chief of Sittwe police with two other monks where he was tied up with a belt and beaten repeatedly until he became unconscious.
An article in today's Irrawaddy states "Armed riot police backed by fire engines prevented a large crowd of monks and demonstrators from again approaching the Rangoon home of opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi on Sunday."