Police are accused of beating the suspects and threatening to "make them disappear" in order to extract confessions
PM dismisses warnings of false dawn with call to 'suspend' sanctions, at house where heroine was held for 15 years
The Prime Minister David Cameron today called for sanctions against Burma to be eased as he made a historic visit to the country.
Visiting Aung San Suu Kyi on final leg of his Asian tour, PM seems set to ask EU to change course
First task for NLD figurehead must be to change the constitution, says Peter Popham
Aung San Suu Kyi's party claimed today she has won a seat in Burma's parliament after a landmark election, setting the stage for the pro-democracy leader to hold public office for the first time.
Democracy leader accuses military's proxy party of violence and intimidation
It's a sight few thought they would ever see: Burma's democracy leader fighting an election. Brian Rex visits the village where her future will be decided
Burma's president vowed not to turn back on his country's democratic reforms as he urged the West to lift sanctions, and even dangled the possibility of giving opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi a cabinet post.
There can no longer be any doubt that there is a group of people at the summit of power in Burma who are not merely toying with Aung San Suu Kyi and the West, not merely climbing through Washington-erected hoops in order to achieve short-term political and economic goals, but who have a vision of how their country should be run and where it should be heading that is radically at odds with the vision that has dictated policy for the past 20 years.
Burmese move seen as a 'substantial' shift to democracy
Burma freed some of its most famous political inmates today, sparking jubilation outside prison gates while signalling its readiness to comply with demands from the US and its allies for a lifting of economic sanctions.
Britain stands ready to "respond positively" to improvements in human rights and political freedoms in Burma, Foreign Secretary William Hague told the south-east Asian country's leaders during a historic visit today.
Foreign Secretary says his visit is to 'encourage the Burmese government to continue on its path of reform'
Luc Besson may once have been an acclaimed auteur, but in recent years he’s spent his time writing and producing half-witted celebrations of racist violence. So if you were looking for someone to direct a film about a Nobel Peace Prize-winning democracy campaigner, Besson would probably be just below Michael Winner on the list.
Now I definitely recognise that face...