Dhaka, Bangladesh (BBN) – Sixty-fourth birthday of Burmese democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi was observed in the country’s southeastern Cox’s Bazar district Friday by a group of Burma’s protesters demanding her immediate release.
The Women’s League of Burma (WLB) protested the actions of Burma’s officially known as Myanmar, Military Junta preventing Suu Kyi from participating in political affairs.
“The military junta turned down the national reconciliation and democratic process in Burma,” Mra Raza Linn, Bangladesh Chapter President of Women’s League of Burma, said in a press statement.
“This action of SPDC denies the sacrifices of Daw Aung San Suu Kyi who is recognized as `Democracy Idol’ by democracy-loving people around the world,” she added.
The Women’s League of Burma demanded immediate unconditional release of Suu Kyi and other political prisoners and holding a meaningful political dialogue for national reconciliation.
The WLB leader also said Suu Kyi passed her 64th birthday in notorious Innsein Jail. She said after 6 years’ house arrest Suu Kyi was supposed to be released on May 27 according to the Law of SPDC, but was again arrested in another case.
“We realize that this is time for releasing of Noble Peace prize winner Daw Aung San Suu Kyi and political prisoners unconditionally and to hold meaningful political dialogue which lead to national reconciliation,” the WLB noted.
BBN/SS/SI/AD-20June09-1:23 am (BST)