Bangkok, Thailand (BBN) – Dozens of Thai and Burmese pro-democracy activists gathered in front of the Burma’s embassy in Bangkok Monday to protest Burmese military junta putting Aung San Suu Kyi on trial.
They also urged the Thai government and the Association of South-East Asian Nations (ASEAN) to take action against the South-East Asian country.
Members of the Peace for Burma network and Amnesty International, Thailand, gathered in front the Embassy shouted, ‘Free Aung San Suu Kyi,’ who was to go on trial Monday at Rangoon Insein Prison for breaking the terms of her house detention.
Peace for Burma has released a statement on Monday saying that Aung San Suu Kyi, who is the light of democracy in Burma, has been accused unfairly due to the visit of an “uninvited” American man. Her doctor and two maids have also been accused by the ruling Burmese military junta.
“The international community must condemn the Burmese junta regarding the action taken in this case, which indicates that they want to stop Aung San Suu Kyi from participating in the coming general elections of 2010. We urge them and related parties to join the protest against this unacceptable action of the junta,” the statement added.
BBN/SS/SI/AD-19May09-3:59 am (BST)