Thousands of monks detained in Burma's main city of Rangoon will be sent to prisons in the far north of the country, sources have told the BBC. . .
About 4,000 monks have been rounded up in the past week as the military government has tried to stamp out pro-democracy protests. . .
They are being held at a disused race course and a technical college.
Sources from a government-sponsored militia said they would soon be moved away from Rangoon.
The monks have been disrobed and shackled, the sources told BBC radio's Burmese service. There are reports that the monks are refusing to eat.
Others reports indicate that rounded-up monks are being slaughtered. Scroll down.