Breaking News: UN Says Suu Kyi Detention Illegal!
Yesterday, the UN made a groundbreaking decision on Burma.
For the first time ever, a body of the United Nations — the United Nations Working Group on Arbitrary Detention (UNWGAD)– declared that the continued imprisonment of Burma’s democracy leader, Aung San Suu Kyi, is illegal under Burma’s own domestic laws.
Through this ruling, the UN has shown that not only does Than Shwe’s military junta operate with a thorough disregard for international law, but they have also firmly entrenched a system of impunity for violating their own laws inside Burma.
After the ruling, the United Nations called on Burma’s military regime to release Aung San Suu Kyi immediately and without conditions. This is another example of mounting international pressure against Burma’s regime.
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You can learn more about the UNWGAD’s decision on Aung San Suu Kyi’s illegal detention in the following articles:
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