Britain's Minister for International Defence and Security, Ann Taylor used a high-profile regional meeting to show solidarity with Suu Kyi. He said, "The people of Burma have suffered half a century of isolation and conflict." He also said, "But Aung San Suu Kyi is not alone. People all around are standing with her and the Burmese people."
Meanwhile the supporters of Suu Kyi fear that the military junta will keep her in detention until the next year's elections, which it claims as the "roadmap to democracy."
Taylor also said, "The continued imprisonment of Suu Kyi is a reminder that we cannot take for granted the institutions of democracy. We say to the generals, now is the time for transition to democracy, starting with the release of Suu Kyi." Taylor's comments came as European Union was talking of introducing tougher sanctions in response to the trial.