To protest against this scandalous show trial against Mrs. Aung San Suu Kyi as the legitimately elected representative of the Burmese people, we should not only demonstrate, but also e-mail and write our disdain against this regime of usurpers.

The UN should adopt a resolution condemning this vile act and threatening the Myanmar government with massive sanctions if Mrs. Aung San Suu Kyi is not immediatley released. The rulers of Myanmar must be accused of crimes against humanity and abuses of human rights.

Senior General Than Shwe is the head of state of Myanmar (Burma), serving as Commander-in-Chief of the Tatmadaw and chairman of the State Peace and Development Council (SPDC) since 23 April 1992. SPDC is the name of the former State Law and Order Restoration Council (SLORC), established in 1988. He is also the head of Union Solidarity and Development Association (USDA). These positions and titles effectively amount to Than Shwe being what is generally referred to as the “head” of Myanmar’s ruling military junta. More information on Than Shwe may be found on the ‘Than Shwe Watch’ section of the dissident “Irrawaddy” web and print publication at:

If we respect Dictators, we despise their Peoples.