US calls Suu Kyi sentence 'affront to justice,' urges release

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The United States calls a prison sentence for Myanmar's ousted civilian leader Aung San Suu Kyi an "affront to justice" and renews a call for her release. "The Burmese military regime's unjust arrest, conviction and sentencing of Aung San Suu Kyi is an affront to justice and the rule of law," State Department spokesperson Ned Price tells reporters, using Myanmar's former name of Burma.

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