2009-05-26 18:48:54

International Leaders Call for Release of Aung San Suu Kyi

(26 May 09 - RV) Burma’s pro-democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi told a court today she didn't think she was violating the terms of her house arrest when she gave «temporary shelter» to an American visitor earlier this month.

Suu Kyi was testifying in a trial widely expected to end with an extension of her house arrest or a prison term of up to five years.

Meanwhile, a group of former world leaders and Nobel peace laureates today have called for the release of the opposition leader.

The group, known as the “Elders” and founded by South Africa's Nelson Mandela, said their fellow group member Suu Kyi should be freed on Wednesday - the day her latest 6-year period of house arrest is due to expire.
We spoke to Chairperson of Burma Action Ireland, Gearoid Kilgallon, who says the international community needs to take definite action. RealAudioMP3

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