Bad Birthday In Burma


Birthday candles for Suu Kyi

As Burmese opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi spent her 58th birthday behind bars, people around the world condemned the ruling junta. Protests came from Washington, London and the E.U. as the Nobel laureate and democracy activist spent her third week in custody, putting the junta on the defensive.

"We don't have any animosity toward Aung San Suu Kyi," said Burma's Foreign Minister Win Aung at the Asian Regional Forum meeting in Phnom Penh, where Burma's neighbors took the unusual step of collectively asking for eased restrictions on Suu Kyi and her National League for Democracy. "We...

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