G8 leaders seek freedom for Aung San Suu Kyi

G8 leaders seek freedom for Aung San Suu Kyi

World leaders are pretty much helpless in the face of fascist tendencies of the Myanmar junta. Yet, they make periodic demands that the rogue junta free Aung San Suu Kyi and other political prisoners. Leaders at the G8 summit made another such appeal.

MYANMAR DEMOCRACY icon and Nobel Laureate Aung San Suu Kyi, forlorn under house arrest on University Avenue in Yangon, featured at the G8 summit today. The leaders of G8 countries, who are meeting in Hokkaido in Japan, have called upon the Myanmar military junta to free all political prisoners including Suu Kyi. It also urged the recalcitrant regime of the impoverished Southeast Asian nation to work at political changes and usher in democracy through a process of transition.

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Blogger Nay Phone Latt appears in court

Nay Phone Latt

Jul 9, 2008 (DVB)–Blogger Nay Phone Latt appeared before Insein prison court for the first time yesterday where he heard three charges against him, including causing public alarm, his mother told DVB.

Daw Aye Than said her son was charged under section 32(b) of the Video Act, section 36 of an unspecified law regulating electronic devices and section 505(b) of the penal code, which forbids the distribution of material likely to cause public alarm or incite offences against the public tranquility.

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General Aung San (Song Re-edited version)