2009-09-19 08:12:02

Burmese Opposition Leader Appeals Sentence

(18 September 09-RV) Lawyers for detained Burmese opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi Friday appealed the recent conviction that extended her years-long house arrest, a day after the ruling military government announced it was releasing thousands of prisoners.
Over 7,000 convicts at prisons across Myanmar, also called Burma, were released on Friday for good behavior and on humanitarian grounds. The amnesty comes ahead of the opening of this year’s UN General Assembly session, which is under increased pressure from Western countries to do something about the country’s human rights record.
The Executive Director of Burma Campaign UK, Anna Roberts, told us that she hopes there will be a resolution from the Assembly on Myanmar... RealAudioMP3

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