Editorial of the “World”. At the approach of the first anniversary of the coup that allowed him to seize the entire power on the 1 February 2021, the Burmese junta marked his fierceness against the opposition in aggravating the condemnation of his leader, Aung San Suu Kyi. The 76-year-old Nobel Peace Prize was inflicted on January 10, four additional years of imprisonment for illegal importation of Walkies.
This new sentence carries six the number of years of detention it must purge; It had already been sentenced to four years in December 2021 for violation of the rules related to COVID, then barely brought back to two years by the generals. Several other charges weigh on the one who led the Burman Civil Government de facto, in cohabitation with the military, until the coup d’etat of the February.
This tire is not new for it: Between 1989 and 2010, it was deprived of freedom by the previous military juns for fifteen years in total, most of the time assigned to residence in its house in Rangoun. Aung San Suu Kyi is the black beast of the regime and, in the eyes of a paranoid soldiek, an eternal “traitress”: besides his education in Britain and his marriage with a British, who died as she was in detention, the Democracy she wants to promote would only be a shortcut towards the nation’s greatness.
The symbol of an oppressed nation
His obstinacy and strength, however, made him more popular than ever in Burma: it is to resurrect the democratic transition that and his party embarked on 2016 to 2021 than young Burmese continue to go down the street. , braving the military shots, and others engaged in the adventure of an armed resistance. Led by a national unity government (NUG) in exile, these “popular defense forces” inflict significant losses to the army which, it reacts even more brutally, as shown by the hedious massacre of December 24th , at the end of which the corpses of thirty-five civilians were found in cars burned in a village of the State Kayah.
Western governments no longer express their support for Aung San Suu Kyi. We know the reason: they blame him for not having publicly condemned the ethnic purification of Civilworks Rohingya led by the Burmese army in October 2016 and then 2017. A moral spot, no doubt, but it is not aung san. Suu Kyi who bears the responsibility of these abuses: it is the chief of the armies and general putschist min Aung Hlaing, who had ceased at that time to stir up the Bamar and Buddhist supremacism.
The military of the army had occurred after the initiative of Aung San Suu Kyi to entrust the former United Nations Secretary General Kofi Annan, the Directorate of an Advisory Committee on Rakhine State in order to Find solutions to interethnic tensions between Buddhists and Muslims.
The fate of the Burmese opposition leader should not let the indifferent democracies: it remains the symbol of an oppressed nation for most of the time elapsed since the independence of Burma, in 1948.
By visiting General Min Aung Hlaing, the number one Cambodian, Hun Sen, has just broken, unilaterally, with the isolation that the Association of Nations of Southeast Asia, ASEAN, attempted to impose on the Burmese junta. Coming from the Phnom Penh regime, it will not surprise. But it belongs to the democratic countries not to condemn the Burmese people with oblivion.