Clinton wants Aung San Suu Kyi released

Threatens tougher sanctions against the military regime

American Secretary of State Hillary Clinton is demanding the release of Myanmar’s pro-democracy leader, Daw Aung San Suu Kyi, and 2000 other political prisoners. Aung San Suu Kyi was elected as the Prime Minister of Burma before its military leadership changed the country’s name to Myanmar and put her under house arrest. She was recently found guilty of violating the terms of that arrest for allowing an American man to stay at her home for two nights last May. Both Clinton and the European Union are threatening tough trade sanctions if she is not immediately set free. Clinton has also said Myanmar’s upcoming elections would be considered illegitimate if its human rights situation does not improve.

The New York Times