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Aung San Suu Kyi reached a total of ten years in detention last week. The regime keeps her in virtual solitary confinement, hoping the world will forget her, but campaigners around the world continue to call for her release, and demand United Nations Security Council intervention.
The Burma Campaign UK has recently published a new report, Too Many Years of Empty Words highlighting the failure of the United Nations to achieve democratic change in Burma. There are signs of change, the UK having shifted its position to support ‘any action’ by the Security Council to help restore democracy to Burma. Sadly, there appears to be no action of any shape or form on the immediate horizon; a state affairs decried by an Editorial in The Times newspaper last week (reproduced in full below if the link is broken).