Friday, November 12, 2010

Burma Generals 'Sign Aung San Suu Kyi Release Order'

November 12, 2010 (Noon in Kenya)

Reports are coming out of Burma saying the military authorities have signed an order authorising the release of pro-democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi.

Will Aung San Suu Kyi be freed unconditionally?
The Nobel laureate has been detained for 15 of the past 21 years, and her house arrest term expires on Saturday.

There has been increased police activity outside her house in Rangoon, but as yet no official confirmation.

However, Ms Suu Kyi is not expected to accept a conditional release if it excludes her from political activity.

She was originally due to be released last year, but a case involving an American who swam across Inya Lake to her home, claiming he was on a mission to save her, prompted the latest 18-month detention.

Read more of this BBC story here.

See CNN report here.

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Lorne said...

Even though she became a leading personality in the country’s most popular political force Aung San Suu Kyi had to spend many years locked up in her own house. Since she refused to acquiesce to the plans of the leaders of Burma she was placed under house arrest. Her release would be a symbolic win over the oppressive activities of the military forces in her country.

Ridwan said...

Thank you kindly for your comment Lorne.

You make excellent points.

As I was reading your comment BBC TV was reporting that she may even be released in the next few hours.

I hope the release does not come with conditions.

Peace to you,