Thursday, May 14, 2009

Real politics: Miliband should demand Aung San Suu Ky's immediate release

The news that Aung San Suu Ky is to face trial for breaching the conditions of her detention under house arrest puts the MP expense nonsense into perspective. Ms Suu Kyi will stand trial on 18 May and was yesterday taken to a prison from her home in Rangoon, where she has spent most of the past 19 years, to hear the charges. The US man whose uninvited visit to her home led to the latest arrest and charges, will also be tried on immigration and security offences, the lawyer added.

David Miliband should demand that Aung San Suu Ky is released immediately - forget greedy MPs and the sleaze of the past few days - we need to remind ourselves of our core values and that our moral compass should direct us away from the gutter and towards the dignity and respect that comes from being prepared to live out one's convictions as well as merely articulating them.

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