"I am not guilty because I have not broken any law"While the entire world gazes on impotently, Burma's (Myanmar) military junta is trying Nobel Peace Laureate Aung San Suu Kyi - case 47/2009 - for breaking the conditions of her already sham six-year house arrest.
The unrelenting forces of evil march on with the tacit protection of big brother, China. Next to Thailand, China is Burma's most important client with Sinopec and China National Petroleum Corporation (CNPC) actively seeking access to its lucrative oil and gas reserves.
When Yuko and I visited last year, everyone we met expressed disgust for the junta. One young man from Inle in Shan State actually felt compelled to apologize to Yuko (a Japanese national) on behalf of the thugs in the military for murdering Japanese photographer Kenji Nagai.
Suu Kyi is expected to be found guilty for harboring an American who swam across Inya Lake to her home in Rangoon (Yangon), though her lawyers say she didn't invite the putz and asked him to leave. She faces up to five years in the notorious Insein Prison, pronounced "Insane." Here's an aerial view:
She'd been scheduled to be freed from six years of detention without trial today (Wednesday) before she was arrested. The phony charges were designed as an excuse for the junta to keep her locked up during polls it scheduled for next year as the culmination of its so-called "roadmap to democracy."
This is nothing but a farce, of course, that the junta has implemted to override Suu Kyi and the National League for Democracy's (NLD) legitimate victory back in 1990. This is the NLD's flag, Burma's only democratically elected government: