“Myanmar” elections

Aung San Suu Kyi, one of 2000+ opposition figures banned from the elections

The elections planned for later this year will ban most serious opposition candidates, including Nobel Peace-prize winner Aung San Suu Kyi. She is only one of over 2,000 such political prisoners Amnesty International counts in the country. Under such rules even if the polling booths do not have armed soldiers to ensure everyone votes “correctly” these elections are a travesty. The full report and some useful links are here: Myanmar opposition must be free to fight elections.

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