Aung San Suu Kyi Banned from Burma’s Martyrs’ Day Ceremony

Aung San Suu Kyi Banned from Burma’s Martyrs’ Day Ceremony

By VOA News
20 July 2008
Burma’s pro-democracy opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi was not invited this year to pay tribute to her late father on Martyrs’ Day.

Supporters of the Nobel peace laureate say she was kept under house arrest as the military government held a short memorial service early Saturday in Rangoon.

General Aung San and eight other people were shot by political rivals on July 19th, 1942, while they were holding a meeting for Burmese independence from Britain.

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