» 08/06/2009, 00.00
UNITED NATIONS - MYANMAR
New call from UN Secretary-General for the release of Aung San Suu Kyi
In a meeting with international pro-democracy activists, Ban Ki-moon outlines the issues at the centre of his official visit in July. He urges the junta to "seize the opportunity" to promote "a credible political process" in Myanmar.
More than 1,110 political prisoners in Myanmar
Aung San Suu Kyi meets with UN special envoy Ibrahim Gambari
The pro-democracy leader leaves house arrest for an hour-long talk with the representative of the United Nations. Suu Kyi stresses that the visit of the UN secretary general is "conditioned" on the liberation of political prisoners. From the United Nations, a plan of economic assistance in exchange for concessions on matters of democracy and human rights.
The military arrests Aung San Suu Kyi. Risks 5 years of prison
Measure taken by military after American citizen breaks into her home. The opposition leaders lawyer rejects the charged and promises a battle in court. Recently AsiaNews sources had spoken of “perfectly fabricated accusations” to imprison her.
Aung San Suu Kyi thankful for greetings. The junta arrest those who pray for her release
The Burmese Opposition leader "regrets” that she cannot personally thank those who marked her birthday at home and abroad. The military has arrested two members of the NLD for taking part in a ceremony in which they asked for freedom for political prisoners.
Win Tin’s story, 7,000 days in a Burmese prison
Journalist and co-founder of the National League for Democracy, Win Tin spent 19 years in prison, 12 under isolation. He recently celebrated his 80th birthday. In a book, he says Myanmar is prison. In 1989, he was sentenced to 21 years in prison for anti-government propaganda.
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