Burma Activist Nyi Nyi Lwin, known as U Gambira Disappears



A former monk and leader of Burma’s 2007 democracy uprising has disappeared after being re-arrested by police.  Rights groups suspect U Gambira, who led 2007 anti-government protests, was detained to prevent him from supporting popular demonstrations against a China-backed copper mine.

The family of Nyi Nyi Lwin, known as U Gambira, say police arrested him Saturday night at his brother-in-law’s house.

He was taken to a police station and indicted on charges from January when he broke into monasteries sealed by the previous military government.

Police told his family he would be sent to Burma’s notorious Insein Prison, but prison officials deny he is there.      http://www.voanews.com/content/burma-activist-disappears-says-rights-group/1558199.html


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ashin Gambira


74 Lapadaungtaung victims transferred to Mandalay Hospital

4.december 2012 EMG

Seventy-four people who were severely injured during the Lapadaungtaung Copper Mine Project protest on November 29 have been transferred to Mandalay General Hospital (MGH) from Monywa Hospital.

The injured victims, who include 70 monks, were shifted to MGH on Sunday.

A volunteer from Chanmya Thukha social organisation said his orgnisation, along with Byatmaso, Amayahtarni and Manisala associations, helped transfer the patients by ambulances.

“Of the injured, the severely injured monks have been transferred to Mandalay General Hospital because their injuries can turn worse if they do not receive necessary treatment,” said a monk from Yaydawtaik Monastery.

Chemical weapons allegedly used in crackdown Ladpadaung copper mine protest


The press conference in Yangon (Photo – EMG)

Witnesses confirmed that police used flammable chemical weapons in dispersing protesters during last week’s clashes over a Chinese-run copper mine project in northwest Myanmar.

This was disclosed at a press conference held by environmental, law, human rights and chemistry experts yesterday.  A government spokesperson earlier denied the use of chemical weapons to break up the crowd in Lapadaungtaung on November 28.

Chemistry expert Dr Khin Maung Nyo said firebombs were used during the crackdown. He urged the government to disclose the kind of weapons used and their source.

“Myanmar is a country with plenty of natural resources [but] this condition is causing danger to Myanmar people because of avaricious persons,” said Soe Nyunt, chairman of MBNS, adding that the military should not be a “business organisation”.

Protesters are alleging massive land grabbing under the military rule, leading to the displacement of farmers to make way for the project.

Soe Nyunt also said the 2008 Constitution has led to “mismanagements” in the government. He called for amendments to a charter that was exploited by “a dictator to protect their properties for many years”.

The conference was attended by chairman of the Forest Resource Environment Development and Conservation Association, chairman of Myanmar Birds and Nature Society, a consultant of Business and Law, the co-founder of Human Rights Defenders and Promoters network, chemistry experts, members of the 88 Generation Students Group and members of Ex-political Prisoners Group.


Weapons that were used to crackdown Letpadaung protesters on Nov 29 was meant for Kachin war

A police officer from No. 16 police battalion in Sagaing Division said the weapons that were used to crackdown Letpadaung protesters on Nov 29 was meant for Kachin war. The authorities used incendiary phosphorus shells to disperse Buddhist monks and local villagers who have been protesting the expansion of a copper mine project, a joint venture between China’s Wangbao Mining Ltd. and Burmese military-owned Union of Myanmar Economics Holdings Ltd., near Monywa.


Burmese army just recently sent 8 infantry battalions from Monywa-based North Western Command to Kachin battlefields to reinforce frontline units. It is unknown how phosphorus shells were mixed up with tear gas bombs used to disperse protesters in riots.

After suffering high casualties, Burmese Army resorted to use mortar and artillery shells filled with chemical agents in battles against Kachin Independence Army, said a KIA officer. Chemical weapons were reportedly used in battles at Gara-yang, Shwe Nyaung Pin, Sanggang, and Pang Hkawn Yang.

An unusual yellow rain fell was reported in Maija-yang town and surrounding areas near China-Burma border after Burmese army fired a number of artillery shells filled with chemical agents in November of last year. Yellowish residue left on roofs and plant leaves by the rain stirred fears among Maija-yang residents at that time.


Nay Zyo Min,resigned Military Police Officer, supporting the powerless people in Burma-photos by Nay Zyo Min

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