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Burma: Thousands dead in massacre of the monks dumped in the jungle Daily Mail hat tip George
Thousands of protesters are dead and the bodies of hundreds of executed monks have been dumped in the jungle, a former intelligence officer for Burma's ruling junta has revealed.
The most senior official to defect so far, Hla Win, said: "Many more people have been killed in recent days than you've heard about. The bodies can be counted in several thousand."
Mr Win, who spoke out as a Swedish diplomat predicted that the revolt has failed, said he fled when he was ordered to take part in a massacre of holy men. He has now reached the border with Thailand.
Slaughter: Executed monks have been dumped in the jungle
Meanwhile, the United Nations special envoy was in Burma's new capital today seeking meetings with the ruling military junta.
Ibrahim Gambari met detained opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi in Rangoon yesterday. But he has yet to meet the country's senior generals as he attempts to halt violence against monks and pro-democracy activists.
It is anticipated the meeting will happen tomorrow.
Heavily-armed troops and police flooded the streets of Rangoon during Mr Ibrahim's visit to prevent new protests.
<P>BLACKPOOL, England (XFN-ASIA) - China is the key to political change in Myanmar, not UN envoy Ibrahim Gambari who has met the military junta, the former US ambassador to the United Nations John Bolton said here.</P> <P>But there was no sign that Beijing would change tack and pressure the junta, Bolton told BBC television while attending Britain's opposition Conservative party conference in Blackpool, England.</P> <P>'I think it's very unclear that (Gambari) will be able to achieve anything. I have a lot of respect for Ibrahim Gambari personally but he's in a very difficult position because the Security Council is divided,' he said.</P> <P>Gambari was dispatched to Myanmar at the weekend by UN chief Ban Ki-moon to intervene after the junta unleashed a military campaign to shut down mass protests several days ago, leaving at least 13 dead and hundreds arrested.</P> <P>Members of the junta met Gambari yesterday and allowed him to meet today with detained democracy icon Aung San Suu Kyi, but the UN envoy had not yet had talks with the number one, General Than Shwe, according to a UN statement. </P> <P>'The real issue is not what Mr. Gambari can do but what China's going to do,' Bolton said.</P> <P>'When we tried to get Burma (Myanmar) on the (UN) Security Council agenda last year, China voted against it. They didn't even want the council to discuss it. I don't see any real indication that anything has changed,' he said.</P> <P>Despite the Myanmar regime's violent crackdown on anti-government demonstrations led by the country's Buddhist monks, China has so far refused to condemn the heavy-handed treatment.</P>