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Regime puts curbs on Suu Kyi (The T
Subject: Regime puts curbs on Suu Kyi (The Times of India, 5/12/96.)
Regime puts curbs on Suu Kyi
The Times of India, 5/12/96.
RANGOON: Pro-democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi
remained in her compound on Wednesday after authorities
warned her they could not guarantee her security if she left.
The warning amounted to an order restricting Suu Kyi's
movements in the wake of the largest protest critical of the
military regime in years. It came less than a month after a mob
allegedly organised by the government attacked her car.
Suu Kyi's lakeside compound already had been sealed off since
early Tuesday by roadblocks, preventing her from meeting
journalists allowed into the tightly controlled South-East Asian
country to cover the regime's monthly news conference.
The regime has issued such warnings previously, Combined
with tampered phones and roadblocks, they have curbed Suu
Kyi's activity without the regime risking a world backlash by
formally placing her under house arrest.
Suu Kyi managed to telephone Cape Town, South Africa, on
Tuesday to a meeting of the International Institute for
Democracy and Electoral Assistance, of which she is a member.
"The situation in Burma is really not very satisfactory at all,"
Suu Kyi said. "I would like the world to know that repression
in Burma is getting worse. We as a party are subjected to so
much persecution that it is almost unbelievable." (AP)