Clinton wants Aung San Suu Kyi released

Threatens tougher sanctions against the military regime


American Secretary of State Hillary Clinton is demanding the release of Myanmar’s pro-democracy leader, Daw Aung San Suu Kyi, and 2000 other political prisoners. Aung San Suu Kyi was elected as the Prime Minister of Burma before its military leadership changed the country’s name to Myanmar and put her under house arrest. She was recently found guilty of violating the terms of that arrest for allowing an American man to stay at her home for two nights last May. Both Clinton and the European Union are threatening tough trade sanctions if she is not immediately set free. Clinton has also said Myanmar’s upcoming elections would be considered illegitimate if its human rights situation does not improve.

The New York Times

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Clinton wants Aung San Suu Kyi released

  1. Yes, only a Hillary Clinton can make this type of gutsy human rights inspired comment! Now to follow words with action…how many leaders will stand behind her or toe to toe with this courage..suppose we shall see what transpires

  2. China (including Singapore and Hong Kong) control most of the burmese economy and support the military regime. Russia and North Korea are the other 2 countries with military ties to Burma. It's not easy even for a Hillary Clinton to make a real move, especially against China (with all these US T-bills that they own), beyond verbal moral support.

    • you are right in what you surmise but to say the least…somebody made a statement regarding this democratically elected prisoner of human rights!