Myanmar: Firebrand monk Wirathu released from prison

Source: San Francisco Chronicle

“A nationalist Buddhist monk in Myanmar notorious for anti-Muslim remarks was freed from prison on Monday after charges that he tried to stir up disaffection against the country’s previous civilian government were dropped. Par Mount Kha, another activist monk and friend of Wirathu, confirmed that the case had been dropped. … Wirathu became prominent in 2012 after deadly riots broke out between Buddhists and ethnic minority Rohingya Muslims in the western state of Rakhine. He founded a nationalist organization that was accused of inciting violence against Muslims.” (09/06/21)