Saffron Revolution leader 'rearrested'
- Published: 4 Dec 2012 at 11.22
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YANGON - A former Buddhist monk freed from a 63-year jail sentence for his role in Myanmar’s 2007 democracy uprising has been rearrested and sent back to prison.
Buddhist monks march to protest against a crackdown on protesters at the Letpadaung copper mine in Monywa, northwestern Myanmar, in Yangon on Nov 30. Opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi has publicly criticised the forcible crackdown on protesters at the mine and said that the public needed an explanation of the violence that injured dozens, including Buddhist monks. © 2012 Khin Maung Win/AP
Ashin Gambira, 33, was released earlier this year under a government amnesty for political prisoners, and sat in the front row of the audience in a Yangon university hall just weeks ago as US President Barack Obama cautiously welcomed reforms in Myanmar.
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