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U.S. Condemns Extended Detention of Burma’s Aung San Suu Kyi

Daya Gamage – US National Correspondent for Asian Tribune

Washington, DC 28 May (Asiantribune.com): The United States on May 27 condemned the decision of Burma’s ruling military regime to extend the detention of Nobel Laureate Aung San Suu Kyi, according to a statement released by the State Department.

The statement described the action as “yet another sign of the regime’s intransigence and brutal repression.”

Aung San Suu Kyi, the leader of the National League for Democracy (NLD), is currently under house arrest under the orders of the junta calling itself the State Peace and Development Council. NLD won national elections in 1990, but the military regime prevented it from taking leadership of the country.

The State Department statement urges Burma’s rulers to take steps to move the country toward democracy and national reconciliation.

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