Finals (for the most part) are done with. We're less than a month from 2010. I send y'all best wishes for a restful break and a happy New Year!
U.N. Security Council Criticized for Failure to Act Against Abuses in Burma
"The appeal, on International Human Rights Day, came as Burmese opposition groups warned that with controversial elections coming up next year, the country’s “most dangerous days” lay ahead."
US Seeks Access to Detained Dissident
"The United States on Friday sought immediate consular access to American national Kyaw Zaw Lwin (aka Nyi Nyi Aung), who is currently on a hunger strike in a Burmese prison and whose health is reported to be deteriorating."
Burma junta official meets Aung San Suu Kyi
"Burma's pro-democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi has met a government minister in Rangoon in the third such meeting since the beginning of October."
Anne K Lynch
Saturday, December 12, 2009
Friday, December 4, 2009
Page last updated at 12:16 GMT, Friday, 4 December 2009
Burma's Suu Kyi appeal possible
The Supreme Court in Burma says it may allow the pro-democracy leader, Aung San Suu Kyi, to appeal against her extended detention.The court said it would hear the case on December 21.
Ms Suu Kyi was sentenced to a further 18 months under house arrest earlier this year.
She was found guilty in August of violating her house arrest by harbouring an American well-wisher who swam to her lakeside home.
The court in Yangon posted the announcement on its notice board. This follows the rejection of an initial appeal in October.
"The Supreme Court decided to hear Aung San Suu Kyi's request. Lawyers have to present arguments before the court in December," a Burmese official told AFP.
Serving the additional time of her sentence would keep Ms Suu Kyi in detention during Burma's first elections in two decades, scheduled for next year.
Burma's military rulers have kept the Nobel Peace Prize winner and leader of the opposition National League for Democracy party (NLD) in some form of detention for more than 14 of the last 20 years.