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May 27, 2008

A Long Way Yet to Go in Burma

Burma's ruling junta has renewed pro-democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi's house arrest.

Police earlier detained about 20 activists as they marched to the Nobel Peace Prize laureate's home in Rangoon, where she has been held since May 2003.

US President George Bush said he was "deeply troubled" by the decision, which comes amid criticism of the generals' response to Cyclone Nargis.

Ms Suu Kyi's party won 1990 elections, but she was denied power by the junta.

The 62-year-old National League for Democracy (NLD) leader has spent more than 12 of the last 18 years in detention.

Read more. (Via UN Wire)

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