Myanmar Extends Aung San Suu Kyi House Arrest

Aung San Suu KyiAfter more than a dozen of the last eighteen years imprisoned in jail or at her home, Aung San Suu Kyi was informed today that her sentence had been extended. She is imprisoned for no reason other than strongly suggesting that Myanmar become a democracy. There are thousands of other people imprisoned for the same reason.

From CNN: United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said the junta’s decision was “regrettable”. “The sooner restrictions on Aung San Suu Kyi and other political figures are lifted, the sooner Myanmar will be able to move towards (being an) inclusive nation, reconciliation, the restoration of democracy and the full respect for human rights,” Ban said.

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