Also Tuesday, dissidents reported that Myanmar officials have arrested protester U Gambria, the pseudonym for one of the leaders of the All Burma Monks Alliance, who authored an article [text] published in the Washington Post November 4. It is unclear when exactly U Gambria was detained. The military crackdown on protests started in September when Myanmar security officers arrested hundreds of Buddhist monks demonstrating against rising fuel prices and human rights abuses by the military regime. Protests only subsided when junta troops effectively locked down Myanmar's major cities. According to government reports, at least 10 people were killed when government soldiers shot into protesting crowds [JURIST report]. The government has said that some 3,000 people were arrested for participating in the protests. AP has more.
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