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Monk leader U Gambira arrested

DVB, Nov 13, 2007

Rangoon, Burma -- Ven. U Gambira, the leader of the All-Burmese Monks Alliance and one of the organizers of the public protests in September, has been arrested in Singaing township in Mandalay division, according to a family member.

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He was arrested on 4 November in Singaing, having been on the government’s most wanted list for his part in instigating the demonstrations.

U Gambira is 27 years old and is also a spokesperson for the People’s Movement Leader Committee.

Burmese authorities have also detained his mother, sister and two of his brothers in the past month when they were unable to arrest him.

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