Charges Against Suu Kyi Spark Outrage

July 1, 2009

Kyi_AungSanSuu_briefingsCharges levied by the Myanmar military junta against Aung San Suu Kyi after an uninvited visit by an American man who swam to her house has unleashed a storm of international criticism from human-rights advocates, governments and dignitaries. Most observers believe the junta is using the incident as an excuse to further imprison the Nobel Peace Prize laureate as the current term of her house arrest nears its end and as a way to prevent her from influencing 2010 elections. Reuters (5/15), The Globe and Mail (Toronto) (5/15), BBC (5/14). Φ

Photo courtesy of: http://humanrightsactioncenter.org.

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