Respect Myanmar Sovereignty, China Says After Trial

From Reuters:

The world should respect Myanmar’s judicial sovereignty following the sentencing of Aung San Suu Kyi to 18 months in detention, China said on Wednesday, suggesting Beijing would not back U.N. action against the country.

A court in Yangon handed down the sentence to the opposition leader and Nobel Peace Prize winner on Tuesday for violating an internal security law.

Western nations pressed the U.N. Security Council to adopt a statement condemning the sentence, but other countries, including veto-wielding members Russia and China, stalled for time.

August 12, 2009 1:23 AM
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