Buddhist group signals break with Myanmar authorities over crackdown, junta builds case against Suu Kyi

(Reuters) – Myanmar’s powerful Buddhist monks’ association urged the military junta to end violence against protesters and accused an “armed minority” of torture and killings of innocent civilians since last month’s coup, media said on Wednesday. In a condemnation of the crackdown on pro-democracy demonstrators, the government-appointed organisation also said in a draft statement that its members intended to halt activities, the Myanmar Now news portal reported. Monks have a history of activism in Myanmar and were at the forefront of the 2007 “Saffron Revolution” against military rule, an upri…

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