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NCGUB Condemns Junta for Atrocities Against Protesting Monks

Thursday, September 06 2007, 10:44 PM EDT
Barbaric acts against religious figures are unprecedented in a traditionally peaceful Buddhist nation like Burma and what is even more disturbing is that the generals who claim to be Buddhist are ordering the assault against Buddhist monks. (Source: NCGUB Prime Minister Office)

National Coalition Government of the Union of Burma
Press Release
September 6, 2007

NCGUB Condemns Junta for Atrocities Against Protesting Monks

The goons fostered by the junta through its Union Solidarity and Development Association have sunk to new lows as if merely abducting, assaulting, and forcibly arresting people, who are peacefully demonstrating against rising transportation and commodity costs following the generals' decision to abruptly hike fuel oil prices, are not bad enough.

According to reports from Pakokku in central Burma in recent days, the army and the goons confronted some 600 protesting monks and fired into the air to break up the protest. As the monks fled, the beastly goons and soldiers started chasing them. Any monk caught had a noose tied around his neck and was beaten while being tied to a lamp post. Several monks were also forcibly disrobed.

Barbaric acts against religious figures are unprecedented in a traditionally peaceful Buddhist nation like Burma and what is even more disturbing is that the generals who claim to be Buddhist are ordering the assault against Buddhist monks.

The National Coalition Government of the Union of Burma (NCGUB) strongly condemns and calls for an immediate end to the savage acts against monks and people by the military regime. NCGUB fears that the strong-arm tactics by the junta-backed goons are turning peaceful protestors into angry mobs like it did to the monks in Pakokku who set fire to four government vehicles and briefly locked a group of officials who arrived at the monastery to apologize for their inexcusable behavior against monks the previous day.

The NCGUB, therefore, calls on the United Nations, Governments, and the international community at large to closely monitor the situation in Burma and to dissuade the Burmese generals from committing atrocities against the people.
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The NCGUB is constituted and endorsed by representatives elected in the 1990 elections in Burma

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