Missing Monks in Myanmar

The BBC is reporting that the military junta has arrested and sent away thousands of monks and the streets of the capital are devoid of them. Some of them have been apparently disrobed and shackled:

http://http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/asia-pacific/7022437.stm

The AAAS reported on Friday that it is trying to get satellite images of the important monasteries. This will help to gather any visual evidence of human rights violations (in case any monasteries are burned down, or surrounded by the army). See related posts:

http://blogs.spectrum.ieee.org/tech_talk/2007/09/technologys_role_in_myanmar_up.html

http://blogs.spectrum.ieee.org/tech_talk/2007/09/satellite_images_indicate_abus.html

Meanwhile, information from citizen journalists (bloggers) has slowed to a trickle as the junta has tried to cut off outside links to Myanmar (Burma). See the Guardian (UK) story below:

http://www.guardian.co.uk/burma/story/0,,2180905,00.html

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