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Regime detains top monk

8 Mar 2016 at 04:00

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Soldiers and police stormed a meeting and detained Phra Methithammajarn, a leader of the group backing Somdet Chuang for Supreme Patriarch. The unprecedented detention of a top monk for "attitude adjustment" is the latest twist in a deepening Buddhist crisis. (Photo by Tawatchai Kemgumnerd)

Authorities Monday briefly detained a senior monk and the leader of a group that is backing Somdet Phra Maha Ratchamangalacharn to become the next supreme patriarch ahead of a news briefing, disrupting the event.

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