the "Saffron Revolution," tens of thousands of Buddhist
monks led massive anti-junta demonstrations. It was the largest
show of peaceful protests against the military regime since 1988.
Between 19 August and 2 October, 227 rallies defied military rule
in 66 cities across all of Burma's States and Divisions. The SPDC
arrested up to 6,000 people, including at least 1,400 monks, since
the beginning of the crackdown on 26 September.
This briefer contains the latest
accounts of resistance and documentation of human rights abuses
perpetrated during crackdowns.