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Jakarta Post

World activists demand release of Suu Kyi

  • Lilian Budianto

    The Jakarta Post

Jakarta   /   Thu, April 15 2010   /  08:31 am

Fighters: Dokka Itslaev of the Human Rights Defenders of North Caucasus (from left), Roberto Patino from Venezuela’s Student Movement and Radwan Ziadeh of the Damascus Center for Human Rights in Syria chat on the sidelines of the 6th Assembly of the World Movement for Democracy in Jakarta on Wednesday. JP/Wendra AjistyatamaHundreds of participants in the World Movement for Democracy (WMD) symposium in Jakarta have signed a petition calling for the release of Myanmar’s Aung San Suu Kyi and  a fair trial for Malaysia’s Anwar Ibrahim.Kim Campbell, a member of the steering committee of the WMD and former prime minister of Canada said, the issue of progress towards democracy in Malaysia and Myanmar had loomed over the symposium that brought together 600 activists from around 110 countries. Former deputy prime minister of Malaysia Anwar Ibrahim, who also addressed the WMD in Jakarta...