Activists denounce Aung San Suu Kyi’s detention; dub Burmese junta ‘crazier than American intruder’

“It is obvious that all these harassments against Aung San Suu Kyi and her party could form part of junta’s “pre-election campaign”.The junta is now marginalizing all its opponents to further legitimize itself in power via 2010 elections. This over-acting move simply reveals the regime’s insincerity to its promised democratic reforms”

Thus said solidarity activists in the Philippines lambasting the imprisonment of Burma’s democracy icon Daw Aung San Suu Kyi in one of Burma’s notorious detention center, the Insein prison. The group likewise dubbed the junta ‘crazier than American intruder John William Yettaw.’ “It is obvious that all these harassments against Aung San Suu Kyi and her party could form part of junta’s “pre-election campaign”.The junta is now marginalizing all its opponents to further legitimize itself in power via 2010 elections. This over-acting move simply reveals the regime’s insincerity to its promised democratic reforms”


“It is obvious that all these harassments against Aung San Suu Kyi and her party could form part of junta’s “pre-election campaign”.The junta is now marginalizing all its opponents to further legitimize itself in power via 2010 elections. This over-acting move simply reveals the regime’s insincerity to its promised democratic reforms”

Thus said solidarity activists in the Philippines lambasting the imprisonment of Burma’s democracy icon Daw Aung San Suu Kyi in one of Burma’s notorious detention center, the Insein prison. The group likewise dubbed the junta ‘crazier than American intruder John William Yettaw.’ “It is obvious that all these harassments against Aung San Suu Kyi and her party could form part of junta’s “pre-election campaign”.The junta is now marginalizing all its opponents to further legitimize itself in power via 2010 elections. This over-acting move simply reveals the regime’s insincerity to its promised democratic reforms”

Thus said solidarity activists in the Philippines lambasting the imprisonment of Burma’s democracy icon Daw Aung San Suu Kyi in one of Burma’s notorious detention center, the Insein prison. The group likewise dubbed the junta ‘crazier than American intruder John William Yettaw.’

“This is ridiculous and simply unacceptable. Aung San Suu Kyi’s terms of house arrest is due to expire in a few weeks but the military regime now found another flimsy excuse to justify her continued detention,“ Egoy Bans, spokesperson of the Free Burma Coalition-Philippines (FBC-Phils) said.

The NLD leader has already spent 13 of the last 19 years under house arrest, and is nearing the end of the sixth year of her current internment. Daw Aung San Suu Kyi was transferred to Insein prison Thursday where he will be tried in a makshift court inside the detention center.

If found guilty, her jail terms will be extended to another five years.

The new charges stemmed from an incident last week which involves an American man John Yettaw who reportedly swam across a lake to Aung San Suu Kyi’s home and stayed there secretly for two days. Suu Kyi’s lawyer said the American, John Yettaw, had not been invited and that she had tried to send him away.

“The last time we checked, the rule of law is still not working on Burma. How can we trust a trial where the regime will act as a witness, prosecutor and a judge all at the same time? There can be no fairness because the junta still consider Aung San Suu Kyi as their chief opponent and this is the junta’s way of silencing those who oppose the government,” Bans stressed.

THE REAL ISSUE

FBC-Phils then called on the ASEAN and UN to act on the matter as soon as possible saying that the two bodies should directly engage the ruling generals.

FBC-Phils insisted that the UN and the ASEAN should act more decisively and monitor how the regime would conduct its trial. “There must be standards and this trial should not be cloaked under the flawed non-interference provision, “ the group said.

“The real issue is the continuing detention of the thousands of political prisoners who have been denied of a universal right to first face a decent court to defend themselves. This is the issue not the junta’s sudden insistence of their law because a stranger came into the house of their no.1 prisoner,” Bans explained.

FBC-Phils likewise commented that extending Aung San Suu Kyi’s jail terms could damage the credibility of Burma’s planned 2010 elections.

The FBC-Phils also warned of more protest actions this week infront of Burma embassies in the region to denounce Aung San Suu Kyi’s detention.

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