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Rohingyas slam further detention of Aung San Suu Kyi

[b]Rohingyas slam further detention of Aung San Suu Kyi[/b]

By M Rama Rao – Asian Tribune

[b] New Delhi, 02 December ([/b] The Rohingyas of Burma have lashed at the military junta for extending the detention of Democracy icon Daw Aung San Suu Kyi for another six months.

Rohingyas who are predominantly to be found in the Arakans bordering India and Bangladesh have been working shoulder to shoulder with other Burmese political groups to establish human rights, peace and justice in Burma. Theirs too is a peaceful and democratic movement.

Central Executive Committee of the Rohingya Youth Development Forum (RYDF), which is at the forefront of the campaign, said that the continued detention of the Nobel laureate exposes the designs of the ruling junta. This is against the spirit of Burma's national reconciliation and democratization processes.

Aung San Suu Kyi has been detained since May 2003, with virtually no contact with the outside world. On November 27 evening she was officially informed of the six-month extension without any reason.

In a statement RYDF said, " It is clear that the military authorities will resume the constitutional National Convention on December 5 will run well into 2006 and they don't want to release her until it's over and done with".

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