The Irrawaddy:Suu Kyi Blocked from Attending Appeal Hearing

Burmese authorities are not allowing Burmese opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi to hear her appeal in person at the Rangoon Division Court on Thursday, said Suu Kyi’s lawyer, Nyan Win. 

Nyan Win said police told him they could not take her to the court, which has sole jurisdiction over Suu Kyi’s case.


AP:Myanmar junta’s media lauds US senator’s visit

YANGON, Myanmar — Myanmar’s government-controlled newspapers on Tuesday lauded the visit of U.S. Sen. Jim Webb, who secured the high-profile release of a jailed American, as “the first step” toward improving relations with Washington.


The Irrawaddy:Suu Kyi Insists Her Trial Will Test Rule of Law in Burma

Aung San Suu Kyi insisted after Tuesday’s final session of her trial before Friday’s scheduled verdict that the proceedings would show “whether or not the rule of law exists in the country,” according to her lawyer Nyan Win.

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The Irrawaddy:Obama Signs Burma Sanctions Renewal into Law

WASHINGTON —US President Barack Obama on Tuesday signed into law the Burma Sanctions Renewal Act, thus extending sanctions on the country’s military junta.

The bill, unanimously passed by both the US House of Representative and the Senate last week, renews the current sanctions on imports from Burma for an additional three years and maintains the ban on the import of jade and other gems from Burma.

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IRISHTIMES:U2 says Suu Kyi is envoy of conscience for Amnesty

IMPRISONED BURMESE opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi is to be the new Amnesty International Ambassador of Conscience, U2 lead singer Bono announced last night during the last of the band’s three concerts at Croke Park in Dublin.

The Nobel peace prize winner leads the National League for Democracy and has been detained for 13 of the past 20 years in Burma because of her political beliefs. This month marks the 20th anniversary of her detention.


AP:Suu Kyi awarded Amnesty’s highest honor

YANGON, Myanmar — Myanmar’s democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi has won Amnesty International’s highest award for her defense of human rights, underscoring international support for the Nobel laureate whose trial is ending Tuesday.

She is widely expected to be convicted of violating the terms of her house arrest and faces a possible five years in prison, although there has been speculation she may stay under house arrest rather than serve time in jail.


Burma hears final arguments in Suu Kyi case

The internationally condemned trial of Burmese leader Aung San Suu Kyi neared its climax today as lawyers for her two female aides gave their closing arguments at a prison court.

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BBC:US piles pressure on Burma regime

US officials have had a rare meeting with representatives of Burma’s regime.

Unnamed officials told reporters that efforts to improve ties depended partly on the outcome of democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi’s trial.

The US also pressed Burma to enforce a United Nations resolution imposing an arms embargo on North Korea.

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AP:U2 asks fans to support Myanmar’s Aung San Suu Kyi

U2’s Bono performs during their 360 Tour at the Camp Nou Stadium in Barcelona, Spain, Thursday, July 2, 2009. (AP Photo/Manu Fernandez)

BANGKOK, Thailand (AP) — As U2 kicks off its world tour, the Irish rockers are turning a spotlight on Myanmar’s jailed opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi.

On its Web site and on stage, U2 is asking fans to wear a Suu Kyi mask in support of the 64-year-old Nobel Peace Prize winner.

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Please use your liberty to promote ours

        Congratulations Mr Obama,

on your 4th. July Independence Day

Dear Obama,

“Please use your liberty to promote

Burma’s liberation”


Burma’s Independence Day on 4th. January is already lost and forgotten

“Please use your liberty to promote ours” 

Aung San, father of Aung San Suu Kyi, is our father or the Founding Father of Burma/Myanmar

Aung San, father of Aung San Suu Kyi, is our father

or the Founding Father of Burma/Myanmar


In this Burmese name, Bogyoke is an honorific.

General Bogyoke Aung San (Burmese: Image:BogyokeAungSan.png; MLCTS: buil hkyup aung hcan:; IPA: [bòʊdʒoʊʔ àʊn sʰán]); February 13, 1915 – July 19, 1947) was a Burmese revolutionary, nationalist, and founder of the modern Burmese army, the Tatmadaw.

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Video of Unnecessary Arrests and harassment by SPDC cronies at Daw Aung San Suu Kyi’s birthday party in Malaysia

Video of Unnecessary Arrests and harassment by SPDC cronies 

at Daw Aung San Suu Kyi’s birthday party in Malaysia


AFP:Protests around the world to mark Suu Kyi birthday

An image of Burmese opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi is projected onto the European Parliament’s building in Brussels

YANGON (AFP) — Myanmar democracy icon Aung San Suu Kyi has marked a grim 64th birthday in prison, as activists took to the Internet and staged worldwide protests to call for her release and an end to her trial.

Famous names including British Prime Minister Gordon Brown, Beatles legend Paul McCartney and US actors George Clooney and Julia Roberts offered support on a website while world leaders called for the ruling junta to free her on Friday.

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AP:Global campaign to mark Suu Kyi’s 64th birthday

In this photo taken September 9, 1995, Myanmar’s pro-democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi, center, welcomes the then United States Secretary of State Madeleine Albright, right, at her house in Yangon, together with her deputy Tin Oo, left, during Albright’s visit to Myanmar. Hollywood star Julia Roberts and detained Chinese activists are among celebrities and political prisoners tweeting and signing petitions for the release of Myanmar’s democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi as she approaches her 64th birthday, her 14th spent in detention, organizers said. Suu Kyi will spend her 64th birthday Friday, June 19, 2009, in Yangon’s notorious Insein prison, facing charges of violating terms of her house arrest by harboring an American who swam uninvited to her lakeside home. (AP Photo/Aye Aye Win)