(21 May 09 - RV) Myanmar's military government returned to barring diplomats and reporters
today from the trial against opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi, one day after 10
reporters were allowed access to proceedings.
13 years under house arrest Nobel Laureate Suu Kyi, is currently being held in Yangon’s
Insein prison on charges of violating the terms of her detention after an American
swam uninvited to her lakeside home this month. Her current detention order expires
on May 27. Critics say the ruling generals want to silence her until after a multi-party
election in the former Burma in 2010.
We spoke to the Chairperson of Burma
Action Ireland, Gearoid Kilgallen who says this latest move comes as no surprise.