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Reformist govt still using prison as a political weapon

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  • Writer: Kyaw Zwa Moe
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L ess than two weeks after meeting US President Barack Obama, Ashin Gambira is once again behind bars. 

The former monk, who is still widely known by his monastic name, first came to prominence in 2007 as one of the leaders of the Saffron Revolution. Arrested and imprisoned for his involvement in that mass uprising, he was released earlier this year as part of an amnesty for political prisoners.

Now, once again, he is a prisoner, languishing in Cell 5, Building 5 of Yangon's notorious Insein Prison following his arrest on Dec 1.

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