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11.17.14

Myanmar's Exiled Rebel Monk Thinks He's Still Dangerous

Ashin Gambira led the 2007 Saffron Revolution, earning him several years of imprisonment, severe torture, and health deterioration. I spoke to him about being physically and mentally abused by the government, living in exile, and how ethnic violence...

1.24.14

The "Burmese bin Laden" Swears He's a Good Guy

Ashin Wirathu is a Buddhist monk accused of encouraging deadly ethnic violence against a Muslim minority community in Myanmar. And he would like the world to know that he's very misunderstood.

1.20.14

The "Burmese bin Laden" Swears He's a Good Guy

Ashin Wirathu, the Buddhist monk accused of encouraging ethnic violence in Myanmar, would like the world to know that he's misunderstood.

9.13.13

The Burmese Muslims Who Are Refugees in Their Own Country

Violence between Buddhists and Muslims in Meiktila, Burma, led to thousands of people—mainly Muslims—being displaced and forced to live in crowded camps indefinitely. When we visited them, we were followed everywhere by the police.

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