Skip to comments.Obama calls for Suu Kyi release
Posted on 05/26/2009 5:08:59 PM PDT by traumer
US President Barack Obama has called for the "immediate and unconditional" release of Burmese opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi.
In a written statement, Mr Obama said he strongly condemned Ms Suu Kyi's house arrest, which has lasted for most of the last 19 years.
She is being tried for violating the terms of her detention in a case which has drawn widespread condemnation.
The Nobel laureate faces up to five years in jail, if convicted.
"Aung San Suu Kyi's continued detention, isolation, and show trial based on spurious charges cast serious doubt on the Burmese regime's willingness to be a responsible member of the international community," Mr Obama said in a statement.
"It is time for the Burmese government to drop all charges against Aung San Suu Kyi and unconditionally release her and her fellow political prisoners," he added.
Ms Suu Kyi, 63, had been due for release on Wednesday after her latest six-year detention, but was re-arrested this month after a visit to her house by a US man who had not been invited.
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and Obama calls for N. Korea to ‘cut it out’...
Yeah - but what’s the chance?
Did he delay so long because this was a cause supported strongly by Laura Bush??
Here’s where another country gets to tell Obama to suck off.
he he he
One of the many potential PR victories that the Chinese Communist Party continually ignores.
The moral authority of Obama on display; even the Burmese ignore him.
whaddya mean? That’s Obama’s plan for Foreign Policy: ‘Talk to our enemies’
Obama finds a dictator he doesn’t like.
She's attractive. Can we swap Helen Thomas?
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