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Monday, November 9, 2009

Burmese generals: $5bn profit from Total pipeline deal

Aung San Suu Kyi denied access to appeal
Published by Burma VJ
on September 18, 2009, in Latest news on Burma and aung san suu kyi.

Aung San Suu Kyi will not be allowed to appear in court in person during the appeal against her 18-month house arrest extension. Aung San Suu Kyi’s detention was extended after she was convicted of breaching security laws by allowing an uninvited US man into her home.

Ms Suu Kyi has spent 14 of the last 20 years in detention. The latest sentence has drawn international condemnation, and means she cannot take part in elections next year.

Meanwhile, a Human Rights Watch (HRW) report states that the number of political prisoners in Burma’s notorious jails has doubled in the two years, since the 2007 ‘Saffron Uprisings’ dramtically captured in the footage of Burma VJ.

According to HRW there are more than 2,200 people jailed for their beliefs in 43 jails, often held in solitary confinement in small, dark cells.

To find out more about the conditions faced by political prisoners in Burma, read our guest-blog post “Burmese hell holes”.

Read the full BBC news article here.

"...Singapore (where the Burmese Generals have their bank accounts), Thailand Russia and both Koreas are also involved in doing "business" with the junta. The international community (including U2 :) should be aware of these geo/political/economic facts
I wish that all the people of Burma (and the world!) can live in peace, dignity and freedom..."

"...The more the West isolates Burma the more it becomes a Chinese "colony". The Chinese are building a gas pipeline across Burma and port facilities on the West coast of Burma, because they have a strategic military interest in controlling access to the Bay Bengal. They use their veto power in the UN security council and supply most of the weapons for the Burmese military. Without the support of China, the military junta could never have lasted this long..."

"...YES! Get involved and HELP FREE BURMA!"

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