Monday, November 12, 2007

Democratic Voice of Burma: Honoured monk flees to Thai-Burma border

U Seindiya, a senior monk from Aung Kaung monastery whose public service has previously been recognised by the government, has fled to the Thai-Burma border to escape arrest.

U Seindiya arrived at the border on 7 November having been pursued by government forces as he made his escape.

He was wanted by the authorities for leading other monks in his township in protests in September, and narrowly escaped arrest when Aung Kaung monastery in Kawkareit township, Karen state, was raided by troops from the ruling State Peace and Development Council and government-backed Democratic Karen Buddhist Army.

The whole story is here.