Monday, October 01, 2007

Monks battered and killed in Myanmar / Burma

I am reposting this from Ko Htike's blog.



Sunday, 30 September 2007

We just got phone call with our sister living in Yangon about a few hours ago.

We saw on BBC world, saying that 200 monks were arrested. The true picture is far worse!!!!!!!!!

For one instance, the monastery at an obscure neighborhood of Yangon, called Ngwe Kyar Yan (on Wei-za-yan-tar Road, Yangon) had been raided early this morning.

A troop of lone-tein (riot police comprised of paid thugs) protected by the military trucks, raided the monastery with 200 studying monks. They systematically ordered all the monks to line up and banged and crushed each one's head against the brick wall of the monastery. One by one, the peaceful, non resisting monks, fell to the ground, screaming in pain. Then, they tore off the red robes and threw them all in the military trucks (like rice bags) and took the bodies away.

The head monk of the monastery, was tied up in the middle of the monastery, tortured , bludgeoned, and later died the same day, today. Tens of thousands of people gathered outside the monastery, warded off by troops with bayoneted rifles, unable to help their helpless monks being slaughtered inside the monastery. Their every try to forge ahead was met with the bayonets.

When all is done, only 10 out of 200 remained alive, hiding in the monastery. Blood stained everywhere on the walls and floors of the monastery.

Please tell your audience of the full extent of the fate of the monks please please !!!!!!!!!!!!

'Arrested' is not enough expression. They have been bludgeoned to death !!!!!!

4 comments:

Renegade Eye said...

The cynical part is Bush and company, taking up the mantra of democracy, when caring more about the sphere if influence of China.

zooms said...

Hi Sontin,
I would like to invite you and all bloggers to join me tomorrow.
October 4th is an opportunity for all bloggers to show their support for the people of Burma by giving over their blog, website etc, for the day, to Free Burma.

Graphics and more information can be found here;

www.free-burma.org

warmest regards,
Zooms.

http://freespirit-zooms.blogspot.com/

Aaron A. said...

Horrid.

I even heard that the military is labeling them "militant" monks.

Sontín said...

Zooms, I joined a little late .. but such is life when you live in an Internet unstable world.

Renegade, I am sure they have their own motivations. Democracy is one of those magic words that everyone wants to use, and use it to mean so many different things.

Aaron, I suppose it makes them feel better about smahing them in the head. "Peaceful brother" does not give you the same type of zeal.