Friday, November 12, 2010
sham elections were held in Burma. The Lady was not allowed to run. She would have won in a landslide. The murderous general of Burma are afraid of the Lady. She is an honourary Canadian citizen. The charges against her were ridiculous. She apparently will soon be free. I pray fro the day when this brave woman will lead her people to freedom! We in the West must continue to support her and her people's struggle against tyranny.
YANGON - Myanmar's democracy icon Aung San Suu Kyi is on the verge of being freed from house arrest, officials in the military-ruled country said Friday as hundreds of her supporters gathered in anticipation.
Security was stepped up in Yangon, where Suu Kyi remained confined to her crumbling lakeside mansion, with police vehicles patrolling the city.
The Nobel Peace Prize winner, locked up for most of the past two decades, is still seen as the biggest threat to the junta, but her freedom appears to be a price it is willing to pay to deflect criticism of recent elections.
"The authorities will release her. It is certain," a government official told AFP, speaking on condition of anonymity.
Lawyers for the 65-year-old dissident say her current term of house arrest started with her imprisonment on May 14 last year and so is due to end on Saturday.