Aung San Suu Kyi: verdict tomorrow

Aung San Suu Kyi

Wednesday 29th July 09

U2 lead singer Bono has used a concert in Dublin to announce

Aung San Suu Kyi

has won Amnesty International’s highest honour,

the Ambassador of Conscience Award.

He compared her to Martin Luther King and Nelson Mandela.

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MILITARY-RULED Burma’s state media has warned citizens against inciting protests as the country awaits tomorrow’s verdict in the trial of democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi.

The official New Light of Myanmar newspaper said in a comment piece aimed at anti-government factions that “we have to ward off subversive elements and disruptions”.

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A conviction is widely expected in the trial, which has sparked international outrage. Critics say it is a ploy by the regime to keep Suu Kyi locked up until after elections scheduled for 2010.

The editorial said “people who are serving their prison terms do not have the right to vote or to stand for election”.

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