• Thursday, May 19, 2022

ASIA

Monk jailed for spreading fear

By: 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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