Arresto Aung San Suu Kyi: prime dure condanne di UE e ONU
Condanne da parte della comunità internazionale per
l'arresto di Aung San Suu Kyi. Con toni severi si esprimono l'Unione Europea, il Segretario Generale delle Nazioni Unite, Ban Ki-Moon
e Tomas Ojea Quintana, Relatore Speciale delle Nazioni Unite per i
diritti umani in Birmania. Prime proteste anche dall'Italia.
SINTESI - L'Unione
Europea deplora l'accaduto e chiede con urgenza alle autorità
birmane il rilascio della leader democratica e l'inizio di un
processo di riconciliazione nazionale veramente condiviso e inclusivo.
Segretario Generale delle Nazioni Unite, Ban Ki-Moon, si dichiara seriamente
preoccupato per la notizia dell'arresto di Aung San Suu Kyi ed afferma di credere che la leader democratica rimane una partner
essenziale per il dialogo nel processo di riconciliazione nazionale in Birmania.
Ban Ki-Moon chiede inoltre al governo birmano di non assumere nessun
altro atto che
possa minare questo importante processo.
Poco prima era intervenuto Tomas Ojea Quintana, Relatore Speciale per
i Diritti Umani in Birmania, che ha ricordato come gli arresti
domiciliari in cui si trovava Aung San Suu Kyi al momento
dell'accaduto erano già essi stessi contrari alle norme
internazionali e alla stessa legislazione birmana.
Quintana ha anche
chiesto con forza che tutti 2156 prigionieri politici presente nel
Paese siano liberati prima delle elezioni del 2010.
Prime proteste anche da parte dell'Italia: l'Ambasciatore
Birmano a Roma è stato convocato al Ministero degli Affari Esteri per
una protesta ufficiale. Lo ha riferito Margherita Boniver, inviato
speciale del governo per le emergenze umanitarie, secondo CorrieredellaSera.it
Seguono i tre comunicati ufficiali:
UE - Declaration
of the Presidency on behalf of the European Union on the arrest of
Daw Aung San Suu Kyi
EU deeply regrets that Daw Aung San Suu Kyi, leader of the National
League of Democracy, and members of her household have been
arrested and charged with breaching the terms of her detention,
the United Nations had determined violates international and national
It is especially striking that these events practically
coincide with the expiry of her house arrest.
EU strongly urges Burma/Myanmar's authorities to release Aung San Suu
Kyi and engage in an inclusive process of national reconciliation,
which is essential for setting Burma/Myanmar on a genuine path
to stability and prosperity and initiate a new phase in the
development of the country.
UNSG - Statement
of the UN Secretary-General
out today at the Secretary General's Spokesperson's noon briefing:
Secretary-General is gravely concerned about the news that Daw Aung
San Suu Kyi has been moved to the Insein Prison to face criminal
charges. The Secretary-General believes that Daw Aung San Suu Kyi is
an essential partner for dialogue in Myanmar’s national
reconciliation and calls on the Government not to take any further
action that could undermine this important process.
As he has
said repeatedly, the Secretary-General believes strongly that Daw
Aung San Suu Kyi and all those who have a contribution to make to the
future of their country must be free to be able to do so to ensure
that the political process is credible.
UN - UN
expert on Myanmar calls for release of Aung San Suu Kyi
The United Nations Special Rapporteur on situation of human rights
in Myanmar, Tomás Ojea Quintana, expressed serious concern
Thursday regarding the unlawful detention of Aung San Suu Kyi,
Secretary of the National League for Democracy (NLD), and called for
her unconditional release.
to information received by Ojea Quintana, Aung San Suu Kyi and two
aides were escorted this morning by security forces to Insein prison.
They appeared before a special court and were charged under
22 of the State Protection law.
Their trial has been scheduled
for 18 May 2009. They are currently detained in the Insein compound.
new charges are said to be in connection with the recent intrusion of
an American citizen into the home of Aung San Suu Kyi, who has been
under house arrest for the past six years. “Since her house is well
guarded by security forces, the responsibility for preventing such
intrusions, and alerting the authorities, lies with the security
forces and not with Aung San Suu Kyi and her aides,” Ojea Quintana
Quintana said that Aung San Suu Kyi’s detention has been in
contravention of Articles 9, 10 and 19 of the Universal Declaration
of Human Rights, as well as Myanmar’s own State Protection Law of
1975 under which she was initially charged in 2003, which allows for
a maximum of five years’ detention – meaning she should have been
released a year ago.
call on the Government of Myanmar to release Aung San Suu Kyi and her
aides unconditionally,” Ojea Quintana said. He added that in order
to ensure national reconciliation and democratic transition, to
the Myanmar leadership has committed itself, all 2156 prisoners of
conscience currently detained by the authorities should be released
before the 2010 elections.