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Nearly 40 Buddhist clergy killed and 40 jailed since Myanmar coup

The 38 monks and one nun were killed between Feb. 1, 2021 — the day the military seized power — and mid-April 2022

Hardline Buddhist monks back pro-junta militias in Myanmar, says report

A report on Radio Free Asia said the monks have even undergone weapons training clad in saffron robes

Monks flee temples in eastern Myanmar as fighting intensifies

The UN said more than half the population of Loikaw township has been internally displaced

Cambodian monk seeks overseas asylum after release from detention in Thailand

Ven. Bor Bet had taken refuge in Thailand in November 2020 to avoid arrest for joining protests in Phnom Penh

Activist Cambodian monk defrocked, arrested in Thailand

Several activists have been incarcerated in a wider crackdown by Hun Sen on the political opposition and civil society

Cambodia’s Hun Sen cuts Buddhist festival short as COVID-19 cases rise

Cambodia canceled the festival in 2020 due to the coronavirus pandemic, but Hun Sen previously said that this year festivals could continue

Cambodia halts ‘Festival of the Dead’ after COVID outbreak

Cambodia largely avoided the spread of the pandemic last year but surging infections since have seen more than 105,000 cases

Defrocked monk jailed in Cambodia for ‘obstructing’ COVID-19 measures

Pang Soda, formerly the abbot of a temple in Kompong Cham province, was arrested and sent to Prey Sar Prison on Tuesday

Myanmar military releases anti-Muslim monk

Ashin Wirathu, dubbed as the "Buddhist Bin Laden," was released after all charges against him were dropped

Myanmar military stops plan to use Buddhist monks in checkpoints

The decision came after the Buddhist community in the city expressed their strong opposition to the military’s proposal

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