Saturday, February 27, 2010
The murderous Burmese junta has disallowed the appeal of Aung San Suu Kyi. The idea that the Burmese "supreme court" is any way independent is laughable. The world must continue to pressure these killers. They must free Aun San Suu Kyi and restore democracy.
Aung San Suu Kyi appeal rejected by Burma court
Ms Suu Kyi has spent most of the last 20 years in detention
The Supreme Court in Burma has rejected an appeal by pro-democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi against an extension of her house arrest.
Ms Suu Kyi has spent most of the past 20 years in some form of detention, despite her party overwhelmingly winning Burma's last general election.
The Burmese military government ignored those results but are planning their own elections for later in 2010.
Ms Suu Kyi has already been disqualified from standing in these.
Her extended detention has been seen by some analysts as a further guarantee for the military that she will not be able to campaign for others in the elections either.