Saturday, September 29, 2007

18:00 Myitkyina

RFA: U Thilasara, a Buddhist monk from Myitkyina, died today, due to police and military brutality. He got a serious wound on the head, when police came to arrest him, and beat him up. After his death, the doctor was also forced to certify the death certificate that "heart disease" was the cause of death.

U Thilasara was educated in religious studies in Sri Lanka. He used to teach free English lessons to students in his town. Local people are furious about the death of such a noble man. Such police and military brutality is no strange story in Burma.