Prayer for Burma: Day twelve

Ibrahim Gambari, UN Special Envoy

The U.N. secretary-general’s envoy, Ibrahim Gambari, arrives back in Rangoon later today for the fourth time this year. One of his goals is to persuade the military junta to dialogue with opposition parties.

Meanwhile, there are reports of a very firm response to the small protests that marked the anniversary of the 88 demonstrations. The National League for Democracy officials claims five peaceful protestors were sentenced to two and half years in prison for for taking part in a rally on August 8 in Taunggok.

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