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U Gambira who lead the Saffron Revolution in 2007

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U Gambira, a former child soldier in the Burmese army at the age of 12, became a monk when his parents rescued him from the army. When the 88 Generation Students lead protests against the regime in August 2007 he help found the All Burma Monks Alliance and was instrumental in organising the monk lead Saffron Revolution. He was arrested in November 2007 having been in hiding and was sentenced to 68 years in prison. During his time in jail he was brutally tortured and de-robed from monkhood. He was released from prison on 13th January 2012 under a presidential amnesty and has immediately returned to continue his political activities working to bring democracy to Burma
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U Gambira, a former child soldier in the Burmese army at the age of 12, became a monk when his parents rescued him from the army. When the 88 Generation Students lead protests against the regime in August 2007 he help found the All Burma Monks Alliance and was instrumental in organising the monk lead Saffron Revolution. He was arrested in November 2007 having been in hiding and was sentenced to 68 years in prison. During his time in jail he was brutally tortured and de-robed from monkhood. He was released from prison on 13th January 2012 under a presidential amnesty and has immediately returned to continue his political activities working to bring democracy to Burma