Tuesday, August 11, 2009

Myanmar junta needs to be Ostracized

2009-08-11 12:03:54 - President Nicolas Sarkozy of France called the sentencing “brutal and unjust” and said European sanctions should target profitable industries
including timber and ruby mining.

News
of Daw Aung San Suu Kyi,jail term extended has world wide reaction and first to reacts was European governments demanded immediate, unconditional release Tuesday of the pro-democracy leader Daw Aung San Suu Kyi.

Prime Minister Gordon Brown of Britain wants to impose a global embargo on arms shipments to the military regime in Myanmar.European Union demanded her freedom in
a statement issued by Sweden, which currently holds the rotating presidency of the 27-nation body, news reports said.

Lt-Gen Maung Oo, Minister of Home Affairs arrived in the court and read out an order signed by the junta’s military supremo Snr. Gen Than Shwe dated August 10.

The order states that if the court convicts Aung San Suu Kyi, half the sentence should be commuted and could be freed after the 18 months if she proves that she has good moral behaviour. The order said, her sentenced is commuted because she is the daughter of General Aung San, the architect of Burma’s Independence from the British colonial.

“The verdict on Aung San Suu Kyi is that she will be taken back to her house and kept under restrictions for 18 months and during which if she proves good moral she could be freed at the end of 18 months,” her lawyer Nyan Win told Mizzima on Tuesday.

He said, she will be kept under restrictions but could write a request for her rights including receiving guests. She will also be allowed to watch television and read newspapers.
Aung San Suu Kyi to be at her Yangon lake-side residence house arrest where she is allowed to watch state-run MRTV and read newspapers as well as receiving medical treatment.

She is granted to meet guests but with permission by the government, and if there is any demand, she can present it in writing.

Under such conditions, if she abides by the rules prescribed for her, all the remaining terms could be exempted, the minister said.

World see the detention of powerful pro-democracy movement in Burma as the alternate to the powerful military junta, in power in Myanmar from 1962, put the opposition leader to prevent her from participating in parliamentary elections scheduled in 2010.

The miminmu jail term of San Suu Kyi in way of house arrest as sufficient time to exclude the dictatorship's main opposition candidate who won the elections of 1990 that were never recognized by the military from the national political activity which canvas political landscape.

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