Saturday, May 16, 2009

Aung San Suu Kyi Imprisoned

Just when it seemed like things couldn't get any worse, the Burmese junta have removed Suu Kyi from house arrest, taken her to a prison and disbarred her lawyer. Obviously they feel like the time is now to kill her by putting her out of site of the international community in a Burmese jail. I can only hope this does not happen and that the world community finally steps up to the plate and acts decisively to free her. Of course China, Burma's parent state has remained silent.

Below I have posted the letter being sent to the UN secretary general, I urge you to please take a moment right now and go to the US Campaign for Burma's site and sign the petition. It would be a tragedy to let China and the Burmese Junta to get away with the murder of this great woman, a Nobel peace prize winner and rightful, democratically elected leader of the Burmese people. Political power will only be moved to action if the people rise up and let their will be known.

Thank you in advance for taking the time to do this.

Dear General Secretary Ban Ki-moon,

"Until all of our political prisoners are free, none of us can say that Burma is now truly on the road towards democratic change." Daw Aung San Suu Kyi, 1991 Nobel Peace Prize Winner, held under house arrest for 13 of the last 19 years.

The military government - the State Peace and Development Council (SPDC) – must immediately and unconditionally release all political prisoners including Daw Aung San Suu Kyi, Khun Tun Oo and Min Ko Naing.

The release of all political prisoners is the first and most important step towards freedom and democracy in Burma. We, the undersigned, call upon UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon to make it his personal priority to secure the release of all of Burma's political prisoners by the SPDC.



Mad Texter said...

Our own fellow citizen, John Yettaw, should be thrown in jail for causing the extension of her incarceration. He is an idiot and a fool! He knew what he was doing. He thought that he would bring international attention to her plight, but his ego got in the way of the bigger picture and brought this ill upon such a pacifist woman.

Urban Food Guy said...

He's the crazy guy who swam across the lake to see her. When I was there they wouldn't even drive me down the street where she lived. Glad to know you are also a "Burma Watcher" Mad Texter.

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