Source: Agenzia Fides – MIL OSI
Headline: ASIA/MYANMAR – Burmese in diaspora around the world: strike in support of Aung San Suu Kyi
Rome – “Global Myanmar Spring Revolution Weekend” is the public event that today and tomorrow, in over fifty cities in more than 20 countries around the world, will involve all the Burmese communities of the diaspora in support of the peaceful rebellion of the Burmese people against the military coup on February 1st and in conjunction with the G7 summit in Cornwall. The coup d’état has plunged the country back into the dark years of the dictatorship and above all in an era of violence that has already killed over 850 civilians who protested peacefully. The images and testimonies of continuous violations of the most elementary rights that come from a Country in flames, which Fides has reported in recent months, add to the tension on the eve of the trial held on Monday against Aung San Suu Kyi, Councilor of State and de facto leader of the Country before the coup. The Burmese “Lady” has just received a new accusation from the military regime under the anti-corruption law: the number of legal cases filed against her and filed by judges loyal to the junta has thus risen to seven, after Suu Kyi was arrested during the February coup together with incumbent President Win Myint. If she is found guilty of all charges, the 75-year-old Democratic leader faces at least 25 years in prison, which means she would have to spend the rest of her life in prison. The “Global Strike” of today, June 12, which is held therefore also becomes a way to support the innocence of Suu Kyi, accused of the most disparate faults, as “possession of two-way radios” and “violation of anti Covid rules”.