News Forum

Burma Should Release Aung San Suu Kyi, Allow Greater Political Freedom, Say Berman an

 
 



Go Back   News Forum > Top Stories > Breaking News
Breaking News Forum Burma Should Release Aung San Suu Kyi, Allow Greater Political Freedom, Say Berman an at News Forum - NewsBlaze - Found 1 hour ago WASHINGTON , May 14 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The chairman and ranking member of the House ...

Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 05-14-2009, 01:09 PM   #1
Senior Member
 
NF Reporter's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2006
Posts: 68,662
Default Burma Should Release Aung San Suu Kyi, Allow Greater Political Freedom, Say Berman an

NewsBlaze - Found 1 hour ago
WASHINGTON , May 14 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The chairman and ranking member of the House Foreign Affairs Committee today called on the military government of Burma to release human rights leader and democracy advocate Aung San Suu Kyi, who was brought before a Burmese court on short notice and ...
Western outcry over Suu Kyi case - BBC
Burma Opposition Leader to Stand Trial Again - FOXNews.com
Myanmar Activist On Trial For U.S. Visitor - CBS News
Explore All
Reuters UK

Burma Should Release Aung San Suu Kyi, Allow Greater Political Freedom, Say Berman and Ros-Lehtinen
NF Reporter is offline  
Digg this Post!Add Post to del.icio.usBookmark Post in TechnoratiFurl this Post!
Reply With Quote
Old 07-14-2009, 12:40 AM   #2
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2007
Location: Okolona, Ky.
Posts: 26,973
Thumbs up

Maybe a good sign for Suu Kyi?...

Burma to free political prisoners
Monday, 13 July 2009 - Burma will release political prisoners to allow them to take part in next year's elections, says Burma's envoy to the UN.
Quote:
The move comes at the request of UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon, who visited the country last week. It was announced at the Security Council by Burma's UN envoy Than Swe. He did not say how many of the estimated 2,100 inmates would go free. Mr Ban described the move as encouraging, but said he would have to follow up on this and other issues.

Using careful bureaucratic language, Mr Than Swe said the Burmese government was processing the granting of an amnesty to political prisoners so they could take part in the 2010 elections. The ambassador did not say whether the most famous of the prisoners, the jailed opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi, would be included.

That seems unlikely. The ambassador warned that only appropriate recommendations from Mr Ban would be implemented. UN officials will be relieved that there has been some progress following Mr Ban's trip. He had faced criticism for returning apparently empty handed, with the generals refusing to allow him to see Ms Aung San Suu Kyi.

BBC NEWS | Asia-Pacific | Burma to free political prisoners
waltky is offline  
Digg this Post!Add Post to del.icio.usBookmark Post in TechnoratiFurl this Post!
Reply With Quote
Old 10-16-2010, 01:00 AM   #3
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2007
Location: Okolona, Ky.
Posts: 26,973
Red face

Ban speaks out on Burma...

UN Chief Says He’s Frustrated Over Burma
Friday, October 15th, 2010 - U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has expressed “grave concern” at Burma’s refusal to free opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi ahead of elections in November.
Quote:
Mr. Ban said Burma’s military government should release the opposition leader if it wants the November elections to have international credibility. He said this would be the clearest signal that the government is committed to a free vote.

In a report on Burma’s human rights, Mr. Ban also described himself as frustrated by the Burmese government’s lack of engagement with the international community. He said he is disappointed that Burma has failed to meaningfully discuss the issues. The secretary-general urged Burma to make progress in overcoming what he called its legacies of political deadlock and armed conflict.

The country is scheduled to hold its first elections in 20 years on November 7. The new legislature is likely to include critical voices for the first time in decades, but harsh restrictions on opposition parties have virtually ensured victory for a military-backed party. The election is the nation’s first since Aung San Suu Kyi and her National League for Democracy won in a landslide in 1990. The military did not recognize the results of that election.

Source
waltky is offline  
Digg this Post!Add Post to del.icio.usBookmark Post in TechnoratiFurl this Post!
Reply With Quote
Reply


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Burma cyclone misery one year on NF Reporter Breaking News 0 05-02-2009 03:52 AM
Obama: Europe faces greater terror threat than U.S. NF Reporter Breaking News 0 04-03-2009 12:02 PM
Bush urges U.N. to spread freedom NF Reporter Breaking News 14 03-18-2008 02:14 AM
Monster Hunter Freedom 2 NF Reporter Sony Playstation 1 09-10-2007 08:17 AM
UN steps toward greater role on Iraq NF Reporter World News 0 08-10-2007 07:13 PM


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 07:24 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2018, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.

SEO by vBSEO 3.2.0 ©2008, Crawlability, Inc.