Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Ashin Gambira transferred to Insein Prison

Wednesday, 16 November 2011 20:27 Myo Thant

Chiang Mai (Mizzima) – The mother of Burmese Buddhist monk Ashin Gambira, a leader of the 2007 “Saffron Revolution” who was serving a 63-year prison term in Kalay Prison, says he was transferred to Insein Prison on Wednesday.

His mother, Daw Yay, told Mizzima that the influential monk-activist probably arrived in Rangoon on a Myanmar Airways International flight. 

“I’m sure that I saw my son’s name, Nyi Nyi Lwin, on the passenger list at the [Kalay] airport. Nyi Nyi Lwin is Ashin Gambira. People helped me search the passenger list,” Daw Yay said.

She said she was waiting for her son at the Kalay Airport, but she was not allowed inside the terminal. She said she recognized prison staff carrying things at the airport.
The names on the passenger list included Nyi Pu, another political prisoner. Nyi Pu is a former winning MP from the 1990 general elections for Gwa Township in Arakan State. A member of the National League for Democracy, he was sentenced to 15 years in prison in 2009.

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