Today Burma’s democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi has been found guilty and sentenced to 18 months under house arrest.
She was put on trial on 18th May for breaking the conditions of her house arrest after an American man swam to her home and refused to leave. Aung San Suu Kyi has already spent more than 13 of the past 19 years in detention. The dictatorship is determined to silence all pro-democracy voices in the country in the run up to rigged elections next year.
Aung San Suu Kyi’s trial has provoked a global outcry. World leaders, including Prime Minster Gordon Brown, President Obama and the UN Secretary General have all condemned the actions of the Burmese regime. Now we need to turn those words into real pressure. We are calling for a global arms embargo against Burma.
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The regime is directly defying the United Nations Security Council. 20 years of gentle UN diplomacy, including a visit earlier this month by the UN Secretary General himself, have failed to achieve any breakthrough. It is time the generals faced consequences for their actions, a global arms embargo should be imposed immediately.
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