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Saffron revolution monk 'constantly watched'

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The United States is easing sanctions against Burma following the success of Sunday's by-elections. The Secretary of State Hillary Clinton says some travel and financial restrictions will now be eased, and the US will open a development office in Burma.

But, she has added, the reform process in Burma still has a long way to go. And the most pressing question, how long will they last? In a rare interview, correspondent Mike Thomson speaks to a monk in Burma who co-led the so-called "Saffron revolution".

U Pinnya Thiha recounts warning his pupils of the dangers of the revolution and prepared them for a "united demonstration". His role in the revolution saw him banned from all religious gatherings and he believes he is being "constantly watched" by the authorities who have taken away his human rights.


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