Monks take part in a protest against the
government in Yangon, Sep. 22, 2007. (Xinhua/Reuters File
YANGON, Nov. 7 (Xinhua) -- The Myanmar authorities
have claimed that it have released 2,836 people out of the 2,927 detained for
being involved in September monk demonstrations in the whole country, official
media reported Wednesday.
The remaining 91 will be taken action as they were
found as being "actually involved in violence and terrorist acts in one way or
another", the report said.
Of the 91 who have been denied release, 49 are in
The report did not mention if there is any more monks
freed but "confirmed that there are no more arrests, night apprehensions and
search of monasteries in connection with the incident".
Earlier official report said the authorities have
freed 398 monks out of 533 taken away by the government security forces for
interrogation during raids on some monasteries in Yangon under then curfew
The report said a total of 10 people were killed and
14 others injured in the whole incident.
The report insisted that "not a single member of the
Sangha (monk) is included in the persons who died in the incident. Only one
member of the Sangha was wounded".
Since Sept. 18, Buddhist monks and people had taken
to the streets to stage demonstrations in Yangon and other parts of the country,
demanding that the government lower commodity prices, improve people's living
conditions and seek national reconciliation.
The authorities termed the demonstrations as
"unrest", accusing internal and external anti-government forces as well as some
Western leading broadcasting stations of inciting the