» 08/18/2009, 00.00
Aung San Suu Kyi denies she wants a partial lifting of sanctions against junta
The lawyer of the Nobel Prize winner corrects what US Senator Jim Webb said yesterday. Ms Suu Kyi is not responsible for the sanctions against the military regime and so cannot lift them. She appeals instead for dialogue “inside the country.”
Police enters Aung San Suu Kyi’s residence as fears for her security mount
More police are deployed around the compound where Myanmar’s opposition leader lives under house arrest. Authorities detained a US citizen yesterday after he was caught swimming away from the lakeshore house. US Embassy says it knows nothing about the incident. Opposition spokesman says he is concerned about Ms Suu Kyi’s security.
Burmese military junta arrests another leader connected to Aung San Suu Kyi
An activist denounces the attempt to "destroy all those who are politically active" before the elections in 2010. Thousands of arrests ordered by the dictatorship against political opponents.
Myanmar junta resists, Gambari’s mission on brink of failure
Strongman Than Shwe refuses to meet UN envoy. Military refuses three-way meeting with Aung San Suu Kyi and UN representative. National League for Democracy wants to see Gambari. Crackdown continues.
Aung San Suu Kyi’s first address to parliament, after 25 years fighting for democracy
The Burmese leader promises to do her best for the country. Debut address in aftermath of arrests of dozens of students marking 50th anniversary of the Yangon University massacre. To support Aung San Suu Kyi in parliament 37 members of the National League for Democracy elected in April.
Aung San Suu Kyi's hopes, fears of an attack
Dialogue, unity and reconciliation are the slogans of her first speech in public. The Lady says she is willing to meet with the dictator Than Shwe and holds no rancour toward her captors. People in Burma are happy, but fear for her safety that she could be assassinated "like Benazir Bhutto." Appeals to the international community.
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