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Myanmar sentences Suu Kyi to more house arrest

Posted by on Aug. 11, 2009 at 3:57 PM
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 http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20090811/ap_on_re_as/as_myanmar_opposition_leader

YANGON, Myanmar – A Myanmar court convicted Nobel Peace laureate Aung San Suu Kyi on Tuesday of violating her house arrest by allowing an uninvited American to stay at her home. The head of the military-ruled country ordered the democracy leader to serve an 18-month sentence under house arrest.

The 64-year-old opposition leader has already spent 14 of the last 20 years in detention, mostly under house arrest, and the extension will remove her from the political scene when the junta stages elections next year.

The sentence, which drew international condemnation, was handed down along with a stretch of seven years with hard labor for the American intruder, 53-year-old John Yettaw.

The U.N. Security Council said it would meet in a closed-door emergency session Tuesday afternoon to discuss Myanmar. France, which called for the meeting, planned to push for a statement and a public session.

U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton said Suu Kyi should never have been put on trial and called for all political prisoners in Myanmar — a group she said Yettaw falls into — to be released.

In the litany of criticism, world leaders seemed to be struggling to sufficiently express their disgust: U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon "deplores" the verdict, British Prime Minister Gordon Brown called it "monstrous," French President Nicolas Sarkozy "brutal and unjust."

by on Aug. 11, 2009 at 3:57 PM
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Raintree
by Ruby Member on Aug. 11, 2009 at 4:03 PM

Walk on, Aung San. Stay safe tonight.

Eat food. Not too much. Mostly plants. - Michael Pollan

And while you're at it, remember that when you purchase food, you're voting with your dollar. Local farms, diversity, sustainability- all these should be positively answered by your vote. 


tericared
by on Aug. 11, 2009 at 4:06 PM


Quoting Raintree:

Walk on, Aung San. Stay safe tonight.


bow down

Raintree
by Ruby Member on Aug. 11, 2009 at 4:09 PM

Just for the record, I totally stole that from U2s song in her honor.

Quoting tericared:


Quoting Raintree:

Walk on, Aung San. Stay safe tonight.


bow down


Eat food. Not too much. Mostly plants. - Michael Pollan

And while you're at it, remember that when you purchase food, you're voting with your dollar. Local farms, diversity, sustainability- all these should be positively answered by your vote. 


tericared
by on Aug. 11, 2009 at 4:11 PM


Quoting Raintree:

Just for the record, I totally stole that from U2s song in her honor.

Quoting tericared:


Quoting Raintree:

Walk on, Aung San. Stay safe tonight.


bow down



It's OK it fits her well.....

rella8672
by on Aug. 11, 2009 at 4:17 PM

So wrong on so many levels..I am sure in typical fashion,all of the leaders will say "how terrible" and then move on to something else,while doing nothing.



tericared
by on Aug. 11, 2009 at 4:20 PM


Quoting rella8672:

So wrong on so many levels..I am sure in typical fashion,all of the leaders will say "how terrible" and then move on to something else,while doing nothing.


just like they have been doing for 14 years,,,maybe we should get Bill Clinton to go get her out of there....

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