Saturday, December 18, 2004

Suu Kyi: Turning The Screw

Following my earlier post it seems clear that the increasingly hardline Burmese junta is intent on intensifying its pressure on Aung San Suu Kyi. Reports here and here tell of the removal of her personal security; in addition the regime is refusing to let her doctor visit more than once a week despite her serious health problems. Meanwhile, Rangoon's thugs simply ignore international opinion. The situation for Suu Kyi looks bleak. In the words of John Jackson, Director of the Burma Campaign UK: "There is a real threat to her safety. Unless the international community starts taking this situation seriously, we fear the regime may be emboldened to make an attempt on her life".


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