Wednesday, May 20, 2009

Show trial in Burma

Harsh regimes most fear an opponent who gracefully stands for his or her beliefs through all manner of brutality. Proof? The military junta in Burma is staging a farcical trial of Nobel peace laureate Aung San Suu Kyi. The petite, 63-year-old daughter of Burma's legendary independence leader was due to be released from house arrest next week. She has been in custody for most of the past two decades, though she and her democratic party won a landslide election victory in 1990. More from USA Today>>

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