03/28/2008 02:45 am ET | Updated May 25, 2011

4,000 Disrobed And Shackled Burmese Monks Detained By Junta, To Be "Sent Away"

Thousands of monks detained in Burma's main city of Rangoon will be sent to prisons in the far north of the country, sources have told the BBC.

About 4,000 monks have been rounded up in the past week as the military government has tried to stamp out pro-democracy protests.

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