Latest update: 10/04/2012
- Aung San Suu Kyi - Buddhism - Burma - demonstrations
Burma's dissident monks
In just five years Burma seems to have gone from brutal repression to apparently free and fair elections. In 2007, a revolt led by the country's revered monks was stamped out by the army - hundreds died and many disappeared and were jailed without trial. Pro-democracy campaigner Aung San Suu Kyi will take her seat in parliament later this month but despite a wave of amnesties, many monks remain sceptical about whether the country is indeed at a crossroads.
By Cyril PAYEN