Dr. Manmohon Singh
Government of India
12th August 2009
“Guilty verdict against Daw Aung San Suu Kyi means no respect for rule of law in Burma”
The Burmese Pro-democracy activists in India strongly condemn the three years jail term sentence with hard labor (which was later reduced to 18 months under house arrest) by a special kangaroo court in Rangoon, Burma to Daw Aung San Suu Kyi.
Daw Aung San Suu Kyi is the only one who can bring genuine national reconciliation, peace and democracy in Burma. Her sentence under such a pretext is disgraceful and an insult to human decency.
The verdict is a complete ignorance of the international opinion and it shows the regime’s will to undermine Democracy. It further shows how the illegitimate government is acting beyond any acceptable standards of international law.
The people of Burma warmly welcome the statement by the Govt. of India which emphasized and urged to the military regime to expedite political reform in accordance with United Nations and international community norms.
We call for the immediate and unconditional release of Daw Aung San Suu Kyi and of the more than 2,100 other political prisoners currently held in Burma.
We urge the Government of India:
To advocate for immediate release of Daw Aung San Suu Kyi and to co-operate with the United Nations and international community good will suggestion.
To adopt an arms embargo on Burma.
To initiate a Commission of Inquiry into crimes against humanity in Burma.
To take active initiative role in changing Burma toward democracy.
Burmese Pro- democracy Activists in India
Mobile: 9810 476 273
External Affair Minister, Government of India
Burma Embassy, New Delhi, India