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Thursday, May 14, 2009

Aung San Suu Kyi taken to prison in Burma

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Aung San Suu Kyi, the astonishingly courageous and graceful Burmese democracy leader, has been re-imprisoned by Burma's murderous military junta.

The junta has charged Suu Kyi with violating the terms of her house arrest after some guy from Missouri swam uninvited to her lakeside home.

Burmese democracy leaders say the junta is using the bizarre incident as an excuse to extend Suu Kyi's house arrest through next year's scheduled elections. Suu Kyi has spent 13 of the last 20 years in prison or under house arrest because she had the temerity to lead her party to victory in elections in Burma in 1990.

For more on Suu Kyi's extraordinary heroism in opposition to brutality, click here. For more on the murderers who have imprisoned Suu Kyi, click here.

I also recommend visiting the The Burma Campaign UK for general information, including what you can do to pressure international leaders to help Suu Kyi and the Burmese people.

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