Suu Kyi’s trial internal affair of Burma: Russia
by Salai Pi Pi
Tuesday, 23 June 2009 20:58
New Delhi (Mizzima) – While urging the regime to conduct a fair trial of opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi, the Russian Foreign Ministry on Sunday said the issue is an internal affair and does not warrant the attention of the UN Security Council.
The Russian Foreign Ministry’s information and press department on Sunday said it rejects any attempts to bring the Burma issue to the United Nations Security Council saying it is an internal affair and does not pose a threat to peace and security of the region and the world community, according a report by Moscow-based the ITAR-TASS News Agency.
“Moscow opposes attempts to internationalize the internal situation in Myanmar [Burma], because it does not endanger peace and security in the region and the world at large,” the report quoted Kremlin’s Information and Press department as saying.
While the press department said, “We see no reason why the UN Security Council should discuss Myanmar [Burma],” it also urges the Burmese generals for greater openness and cooperation with the international community, including the mission of Ibrahim Gambari, the UN Secretary General’s Special envoy to Burma.
Russia also expresses its expectations of a fair trial of the Burmese pro-democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi, who is currently facing trial at Rangoon’s notorious Insein prison on charges of violating the terms of her house arrest by ‘harbouring’ an uninvited US man, John William Yettaw, to her lakeside home in early May. Continue reading “While urging the regime to conduct a fair trial of opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi, the Russian Foreign Ministry on Sunday said the issue is an internal affair and does not warrant the attention of the UN Security Council.”