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