Free Aung San Suu Kyi and other political prisoners in Burma

I hope everyone is keeping up with what is happening with Nobel Peace Prize Winner  Aung San Suu Kyi in Burma (also known as Myanmar). Just weeks before her house arrest was to end (but probably wouldn’t have) a man from Missouri, John William Yettaw, an overweight diabetic, swam two miles across a lake to her house.  Suu Kyi tried to shoo him away, but finally for humanitarian reasons, had pity on him and let him stay in her house. Now she is on trial for harboring a foreigner and violating the terms of her house arrest. The world is outraged. Suu Kyi (age 63)  has also not been in good health, and the military regime arrested her doctor! She is currently in the Insein prison known for its cruelty to its prisoners. The trial has been going on for four days, and is supposed to last a long time.

A good source for up-to-date news on Suu Kyi is available on her blog.


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