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November 14, 2019

Monks from Letpadan protest allowed to return to monasteries as release of some students underway

Students of Yadanabon University stage protest without permission.—mna
Students of Yadanabon University stage protest without permission.—MNA

Nay Pyi Taw, 11 March— Members of Sangha Nakaya Committee in Letpadan Township and authorities interrogated ten monks who participated in the column of student protestors in Letpadan on 10 March.
According to the Ministry of Home Affairs, they vowed to stay away from party politics, social affairs and student protests in the future and to abide by the instructions of the State Sangha Nayaka Committee, and they were allowed to return their monasteries.
Similarly, the police are interrogating 127 detainees including 107 males and 20 females rounded up at Letpadan protest site in order to hand over real students who are studying at schools, colleges and universities to their parents.  Authorities are contacting the parents of the students to hand over them to the parents properly based on empathy for their parents, leniency, and intention to allow them to continue their studies. However, action will be taken against those who criminal acts, instigate instability and lead the protests behind the scene.
About 16 students from Yadanabon University led by Chairman of All Burma Federation of Student Unions of the university Aung San Oo, 22, fourth year (Physics) staged a protest against the crackdown on students in Letpadan without permission at 9 am on Wednesday.
Although the rector and officials met with the students but were not able to persuade them. The student protest marched around the university and the protest ended at about 11 am, according to the Ministry of Home Affairs. MNA

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