Friday, 18 June 2010

'Use your liberty to promote ours': Guardian and Indy focus on detention of Aung San Suu Kyi

Both the Guardian and Independent today focus on the continued house arrest of Burmese human rights activist Aung San Suu Kyi who will be 65 tomorrow.
The Guardian has a spread of previously unpublished photographs taken from the private collection of her late husband, Michael Aris, showing the Burmese democracy movement leader as a young bride-to-be, mother and housewife. has an online gallery of the pictures here.
The Independent today has devoted its front page to an exclusive hand written message smuggled out of Burma to the paper on behalf of Aung San Suu Kyi. It quotes her saying: "Please use your librty to promote ours."
  • With a military government that severely restricts internet access and imprisons people for years for posting critical material, Burma was named as the worst place in the world to be a blogger in a report by the Committee to Protect Journalists published last year.

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