Ashin Issariya, also known as King Zero, was key in organising the anti-government protests known as the Saffron Revolution. Portia Larlee spoke with him about the power of education, events leading up to the Saffron Revolution and the causes of religious tension.
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Burma shot to the world’s attention in September 2007 when thousands of monks took to the streets in protest against military rule. Following a bloody crackdown by the Burmese army,[...]
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Nov 07, 2008 (DVB)-Two monks arrested in connection with last year’s Saffron Revolution have been given lengthy jail terms by Rangoon Kyauktaga township court yesterday morning, according to legal sources.[...]