President Obama and supporters in the Oval Office. He is calling for dissident's release.
In a statement released by the White House, Mr. Obama said the ruling violated "universal principles of human rights" and showed "continued disregard for UN Security Council statements."
It is important to note that Mr. Obama referred to Myanmar by the pre-junta name of Burma. The name changed after a coup d'état in 1989 by the military junta. The United States does not officially recognize the name change and still refers to the country as Burma. More>>