Nobel Laureates express solidarity with Aung San Suu Kyi

ap99_burma_aung_san_suu_kyi_may02file_may06_0.jpgNobel Laureates meeting in South Korea to discuss prospects for global peace were missing a member: Aung San Suu Kyi, kept under house arrest by the military junta in Burma / Myanmar. Below from a Voice of America News story, quoting Former South Korean President Kim Dae-Jung:

Mr. Kim called for Aung San Suu Kyi’s freedom, and expressed the hope that more global attention would be called to her plight.

The gathering went even further in acknowledging the Burmese activist, by drafting a formal declaration of solidarity with her. It was read aloud by Jonathan Granoff, of the Nobel-winning International Peace Bureau.

“The political and physical freedom of our colleague, Madame Aung San Suu Kyi of Burma, must be guaranteed,” he said. “We stand alongside Madame Aung San Suu Kyi, who is struggling for the development of democracy in her homeland.”

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