– Brussels, 11 August 2009
Greens deplore judgement against Aung San Suu Kyi
Commenting on the judgement passed against Burmese opposition leader Aung San
Suu Kyi, extending her house arrest sentence by a further 18 months, Greens/EFA
Co-Presidents Rebecca Harms and Daniel Cohn-Bendit, and Vice-Chair Raül Romeva
“Greens deplore the kangaroo court judgment against Burmese pro-democracy
leader Aung San Suu Kyi. We demand that the Burmese authorities drop the
ridiculous charges against her and order her immediate release.
The Burmese regime must release its grip on power and guarantee free and
democratic elections next year, allowing Aung San Suu Kyi to participate. Her
commitment to democracy has long been recognised across the world, including by
the European Parliament, which awarded her the Sakharov Prize in 1990. Burmese
people must at long last have the right to choose their government.”
Foto: Aung San Suu Kyi.