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Saturday, February 27, 2010

Grim News from Burma

On Friday, Burma's Supreme Court rejected pro-democracy leader and Nobel Peace Prize laureate Aung San Suu Kyi's appeal to overturn her house arrest. 

Last August, following an incident in which an uninvited American, John Yettaw, stayed at her house, Aung San Suu Kyi was accused by Burma's ruling military junta of breaching the terms of her house arrest and thus extended it by 18 months.

According to CNN, Suu Kyi, 64, has one final avenue for appeal to a special court. However, not to be pessimistic or anything, but I am somewhat doubting that this road will be met with success. Perhaps, if it is actually held, after the elections, there might be hope for her then. And I do hope! 

Suu Kyi has spent more than 11 of the past 19 years in some form of detention under Burma's military regime.


The Rights Times said...

I just saw this article from 26 February 2010 on "Myanmar: Ban (Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon) disappointment by denial of Aung San Suu Kyi's release" on the UN News Centre website and thought I would share it.

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