A rights group has accused Burma's military government of prosecuting
opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi in order to keep her in custody
through the planned 2010 general election, which the group said would
be neither free nor fair.
The Hong Kong-based Asian Human Rights
Commission issued a statement Friday saying charges against Aung San
Suu Kyi for violating the terms of her house arrest have no basis in
The group said the trial is being motivated by
purely political considerations, and it urged concerned United Nations
agencies and the Association of Southeast Asian Nations to take action.
rights group also called for the International Committee of the Red
Cross go be given access to detention facilities throughout Burma.