Friday, October 12, 2007

Witness Burma

4 min. ~ embedding options exist here

Last week hundreds of Buddhist Monks stood silently waiting for their heads to be bashed into the stone walls of the monastery... a handful survived.

Witness the ongoing military junta offensive against civilians in Eastern Burma.
Violence and persecution escalate as thousands flee their homes amid the worst attacks on ethnic minority communities in a decade.

Related Links ::: All Eyes on Burma: a Nation in Crisis, The Human-Rights Vacuum, Burmese suffer hunger while monks are murdered, This Innocent Martyr Shall Live Forever

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Anonymous Anonymous said...

publication date: Oct 8, 2007
*October 8, 2007 -- 180 Buddhist monks had their heads crushed by riot

WMR has been asked to post the following email sent from Bangkok on
Sept. 28 relaying a communication from Yangon (Rangoon) concerning the
bloody crackdown on pro-democracy demonstrators. It should be noted that
Chevron, on whose board Condoleezza Rice once sat (they even named one
of their supertankers the /SS Condoleezza Rice/), has major interests in
Burma. Dennis Hastert and Tom DeLay have also expressed support for the
Burmese junta (although that may have more to do with the junta's
well-known ability and willingness to produce young underaged sex
partners for visiting VIPs, including CODELS (congressional delegations)).

"*Subject:* bludgeoning monks by the 'lone-tein'

We just got phone call with our sister living in Yangon about a few
hours ago.

We saw on BBC world, saying that 200 monks were arrested. The true
picture is far worse.

The monastery at an obscure neighborhood of Yangon, called Ngwe Kyar Yan
(on Wei-za-yan-tar Road, Yangon) has been raided early this morning.

A troop of lone-tein (riot police comprised of paid thugs) protected by
the military trucks, raided the monastery with 200 studying monks. They
systematically ordered all the monks to line up and banged and crushed
each one's head against the brick wall of the monastery. One by one,
the peaceful, non resisting monks, fell to the ground, screaming in
pain. Then, they tore off the red robes and threw them all in the
military trucks (like rice bags) and took the bodies away.

The head monk of the monastery, was tied up in the middle of the
monastery, tortured , bludgeoned, and later died the same day, today.
Tens of thousands of people gathered outside the monastery, warded off
by troops with bayoneted rifles, unable to help their helpless monks
being slaughtered inside the monastery. Their every try to forge ahead
was met with the bayonets.

When all is done, only 10 out of 200 remained alive, hiding in the
monastery. Blood stained everywhere on the walls and floors of the

Please tell your audience of the full extent of the fate of the monks
please please.

'Arrested' is not enough expression. They have been bludgeoned to death.

Aye Aye"

1:41 PM  
Blogger Scissor Circus said...

- FLUX, this video piece (Shoot on Sight) is included on a DVD collection just published by The Journal of Short Film ( in collaboration with WITNESS.ORG, along with seven other great indigenous journalist pieces on subjects wide ranging and under exposed.

7:44 PM  

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