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Suu Kyi Protester Arrested


By MIN LWIN Thursday, May 28, 2009


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A solo demonstrator was arrested at about 1:20 p.m. On Thursday for protesting outside the prison where pro-democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi is being tried for violating the terms of her house arrest, according to witnesses.

Win Tin, a central executive committee member of Suu Kyi’s party, the National League for Democracy (NLD), confirmed reports that a man in his early fifties, identified as Zaw Nyut, was arrested outside Rangoon’s infamous Insein Prison.

“He came from Aung Thukha Street to Insein Road, and demonstrated on the road,” said Win Tin. “He was holding a poster with the words, ‘We must save Amay Suu right now,’ written on it,” he added.

Amay Suu (“Mother Suu”) is how many Burmese refer to Suu Kyi.

“He also shouted slogans demanding the release of Daw Suu,” said Win Tin. “He was arrested by security forces and members of the USDA after taking just four or five steps,” he added, referring to the Union Solidarity and Development Association, a junta-backed organization.

According to witnesses at the scene of the arrest, Zaw Nyut had been coming to the area every day since last Monday, when legal proceedings against Suu Kyi began at a special court inside the prison.

Hundreds of people, including members of the NLD, have gathered outside Insein Prison since the trial started.

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George Than Setkyar Heine Wrote:
30/05/2009
I solemnly bow to U Zaw Nyut (Nyunt) for his courageous act - holding the poster and also shouting for Daw Suu's release - and show of defiance against Than Shwe's unfair and unjust treatment on Daw Suu, all the time conscious of a terrible fate.

Courage in depth and kind of this selfless and brave hero is rarely seen these days.

In case Daw Suu is convicted under this trumped up charge, it is the obligation of 50 million plus people of Burma to show their courage and desire for freedom and democracy by following in the foot steps of U Zaw Nyunt at least, if not more.

It is time for the people of Burma to protect their leader and honor specifically against Than Shwe cowering behind 400,000 armed men and wreaking havoc in Burma.

This is an opportune moment as any while the world is behind Daw Suu for this unfair and unjust conviction among others, only answerable by Than Shwe taking his worthwhile stand at the ICC, if not face a fatal fate in the hands of the people of Burma.

Tom Tun Wrote:
29/05/2009
This is a violation of Human Rights. A person should speak out what he believes. Among human rights, the most basic is freedom of speech. If we have no freedom of speech, that is a serious violation of human rights. Where is Ban Ki Moon and his loud mouth group?

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