Aung San Suu Kyi’s 64th birthday celebrated in New Delhi

June 19th, 2009 - 8:55 pm ICT by ANI  

New Delhi, June 19 (ANI): Activists in New Delhi gathered outside the Myanmar embassy to celebrate the 64th birthday of Myanmar’s jailed opposition leader, Aung San Suu Kyi on Friday.

The activists, who had brought a birthday cake with a ‘64′ candles on top, sang ‘Happy Birthday’ to the tune of a guitar.

Denouncing the Nobel laureate’s ongoing trial, the activists chanted slogans of ‘Long Live Aung San Suu Kyi’ and demanded her release.

“The reason we have organised the birthday in front of the embassy is that, she has been in detention for more than 13 years and 235 days and she spent most of her birthdays under house arrest. So we have come here to inform them, that the embassy also should conduct something in India, in Delhi,” said Kim, an activist.

Myanmar’s junta had started a trial against Suu Kyi for allegedly violating the terms of her long-standing house arrest.

Suu Kyi faces three to five years in prison if found guilty of breaking the terms of her house arrest by letting an American intruder stay for two days after he swam to her home in May.

Suu Kyi has been detained for more than 13 of the last 19 years.

Myanmar’s military government had refused to recognise a 1990 landslide election victory by the NLD. (ANI)

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