President urges release of Burmese political prisoner
Former political prisoner President Mohamed Nasheed has spoken out against the 14-year detention of Nobel Laureate Aung San Suu Kyi by the Burmese military authorities.
In a strongly-worded letter to Ibrahim Gambari, the UN special envoy to Burma, President Nasheed urged him to seek a “more substantial result” in the release of Aung San Suu Kyi and other political prisoners.
Aung San Suu Kyi, 63, has become a global symbol of non-violent resistance in the face of oppression by Burma’s military regime. In 1991, she was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize for her struggle to bring democracy to Burma.
Nasheed, an Amnesty International Prisoner of Conscience in 1991, was elected as president of the Maldives in the country’s first multi-party elections in October 2008. He extended an invitation to Aung San Suu Kyi for his swearing in ceremony on 11 November 2008. continue http://www.minivannews.com/news_detail.php?id=5982
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