EU Demands Suu Kyi’s Immediate Release

The European Union has called on the Burmese government to immediately release pro-democracy activist and Nobel peace prize winner Aung San Suu Kyi. Suu Kyi, who has been placed under house arrest for 13 years the past 19 years, is now on trial for the violation of the terms of her detention. After a meeting with Burma’s foreign minister his Swedish counterpart Carl Bildt expressed the EU’s strong demand to release Suu Kyi and all the other political prisoners in the country that is run by a military junta. (ah)