Activist Suu Kyi Should be Flogged: Burma Junta

Official media threatens democracy leader with violence
By Jason Farago,  Newser Staff
Posted Jun 11, 2008 4:35 AM CDT
Aung San Suu Kyi, pictured in 2007, was the subject of violent editorials in Burmese official media today.   (AP Photo/Myanma News Agency, File)
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(Newser) – Official media controlled by Burma's junta said today that Aung San Suu Kyi, the democracy leader and Nobel laureate, deserves to be flogged "as in the case of naughty children." Editorials in several Burmese newspapers accused Suu Kyi of being in the pay of rebel guerrillas and foreign governments, Reuters reports. The victor of Burma's 1990 democratic election has been under house arrest for 13 of the last 19 years.