U Eindaka, the abbot of Maggin monastery, stands in the middle of a room surveying the remnants of the devastation caused four years ago when he and his fellow monks were arrested. On September 26th 2007, at the height of Burma's monk led Saffron Revolution, Maggin Monastery in Rangoon, was raided as the regime commenced its brutal crackdown on the protests. On 13th January 2012 the monks were released from prison and more than four years since the monastery was raided and locked, they returned and opened the doors once more. Everything they found was exactly as it was left the night the military regime arrested them and ransacked the buildings. (image by James Mackay)
U Eindaka, the abbot of Maggin monastery, stands in the middle of a room surveying the remnants of the devastation caused four years ago when he and his fellow monks were arrested. On September 26th 2007, at the height of Burma's monk led Saffron Revolution, Maggin Monastery in Rangoon, was raided as the regime commenced its brutal crackdown on the protests. On 13th January 2012 the monks were released from prison and more than four years since the monastery was raided and locked, they returned and opened the doors once more. Everything they found was exactly as it was left the night the military regime arrested them and ransacked the buildings.
©James Mackay
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