Sunday, November 4, 2007

UN Envoy Visits Myanmar Today

Progress in Myanmar?

Envoy Ibrahim Gambari was on the second day of a mission to urge political reform and spur talks between the ruling generals and their pro-democracy opponents. It was his second visit since the junta violently suppressed anti-government demonstrations led by Buddhist monks in September.


The U.N.'s diplomatic initiative follows September demonstrations in which the military says 10 people were killed, but diplomats and dissidents say the death toll was much higher. Thousands of people were detained.

10 people?!?!? I think not--oh wait, these are government numbers. I was deeply moved by the monks in Myanmar protesting for democracy.

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