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Suu Kyi rallies planned worldwide
BBC World News ^ | Wednesday, 24 October 2007 | BBC News

Posted on 10/24/2007 12:49:09 AM PDT by LeoWindhorse

Demonstrations are planned in 12 cities worldwide against Burma's continuing detention of democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi and other political prisoners. Protests will be staged at Chinese embassies, as campaigners say Beijing holds the key to Ms Suu Kyi's release.

The Nobel Peace Prize winner has been held by the junta, mostly under house arrest, for exactly 12 years.

Australia is the latest country to impose sanctions on Burma's generals, amid global condemnation of their rule.

Australian officials said the financial sanctions would target 418 individuals, including top military figures and cabinet ministers.

Pressure has been growing on the junta since their bloody suppression of pro-democracy protests last month.

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TOPICS: News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: aungsansuukyi; burma; myanmar

1 posted on 10/24/2007 12:49:12 AM PDT by LeoWindhorse
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I don’t really think it will cause an effect in China, but who knows, with the olypmics coming up. At least the protests will keeep the situation in the news and on people’s minds. At least the junta here in Pratet Thai is just about gone, I read an article yesterday that said one of the junta is calling for it’s dissolution now

2 posted on 10/25/2007 3:04:02 PM PDT by rontorr (It's just my opinion, but I am RIGHT!)
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