Myanmar state media: Dissident monk to be charged
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Myanmar state media: Dissident monk to be charged


YANGON, Myanmar (AP) — State media in Myanmar say a dissident monk who helped lead Myanmar’s 2007 anti-government uprising is facing fresh legal action.

The state-run New Light of Myanmar says Shin Gambira is facing charges of "squatting" illegally in a government-sealed monastery and breaking into two others.

The 33-year-old monk was one of the leaders of the so-called Saffron Revolution, a 2007 uprising led by Buddhist monks against the then-ruling military junta.

Gambira was detained then, shortly after a military crackdown on protesters. He had been released on Jan. 13. as part of a mass prisoner release that was hailed as a sign of Myanmar’s new government’s willingness to make reforms.

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