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Asian leaders condemn Burma trial


South East Asian leaders have expressed "grave concern" in their first official response to the trial of Burma's opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi.

A statement by ASEAN, a 10-nation grouping that includes Burma, said that Burma had a responsibility to protect human rights. It also warned that the "honour and credibility" of Burma's government were at stake.

As Burma's ruling generals do not allow the BBC to report from the country, Jonathan Head reports from neighbouring Thailand.


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