» 10/05/2009, 00.00
World not realising military junta does not want to change, Burmese exile says
Tint Swe, member of the Burmese parliament-in-exile, talks to AsiaNews about the dramatic situation in his country. The phony conviction against pro-democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi is indicative of the military regime’s brutality in light of weak international pressures.
03/07/2009 MYANMAR – UNITED NATIONS
Ban Ki-moon in Myanmar to seek Aung San Suu Kyi’s release
The United Nations secretary general is set to meet the military regime’s strongman to ask for the release of more than 2,000 political prisoners as well as free and fair elections. He might meet opposition and Nobel Peace Prize winner Suu Kyi whose trial has been postponed to 10 July.
Suu Kyi's house arrest extended by another 12 months
Military junta informed opposition leader yesterday. Aung San Suu Kyi has spent more than 10 of the last 16 years under house arrest.
Washington urges UN to look into in Myanmar's human rights situation
US ambassador sends letter focusing on the "deteriorating situation" in the former Burma. Myanmar's government wants to move the capital to a more central location to better control rebel areas, this according to General Sarki of the Karen Nationalist Union.
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.
Accusations undermined, attorney for Aung San Suu Kyi optimistic
Testimony by American intruder undermines charges laid by the junta. Sources tell AsiaNews that the military made it easy for him to enter Ms San Suu Kyi’s home. Burmese blogger calls for street demonstrations in favour of release of Nobel Prize laureate.
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