Monk jailed for spreading fear
Eastern Eye Staff
CONTROVERSIAL BUDDHIST PRIEST FACES PRISON IN SRI LANKA A RADICAL Buddhist monk in Sri Lanka has been found guilty of criminal intimidation, the first time the notorious extremist has faced the prospect of jail. Galagodaatte Gnanasara, who has been accused of hate crimes against Muslims, was convicted of two counts of harassing and intimidating a woman whose husband was abducted in 2010 by state forces. A magistrate in Homagama town released the firebrand monk on bail pending his sentencing on June 14. Each count carries a maximum jail term of two years and an unspecified fine, or both. The court heard…
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