Monthly Archives: May 2009

Burmese activists petition Ban Ki Moon

An international petition for the release of Aung San Suu Kyi is being organised by Burmese activists, the Nobel Prize winning elected leader of the country. They had 271,493 “signatures” when I wrote this, the goal is 400,000 but it would be wonderful to go higher… you could sign here. And post this information to Facebook, your blog or email friends…

Urgent action: Aung San Suu Kyi imprisoned

Email frrom Burma Campaign:
This morning Burma¹s democracy leader, Aung San Suu Kyi was arrested by the regime and moved to Burma¹s notorious Insein prison. It appears she will face trial for breaking the terms of her house arrest which forbids visitors, after an American man, John Yettaw, swam across Inya Lake and refused to leave her house.

Aung San Suu Kyi has committed no crime, she is the victim of a crime. There was an intruder in her house who refused to leave, yet she is the one being imprisoned.

The United Nations and ASEAN must dispatch envoys to Burma to demand the immediate release of Aung San Suu Kyi and all Burma¹s political prisoners.

Please go to this page where you can email the UN Secretary General, Ban Ki-Moon and ASEAN leaders to urge them to send envoys immediately.

As you know Burma¹s generals will use any excuse to keep Aung San Suu Kyi detained. If strong action isn¹t taken, Aung San Suu Kyi could face the rest of her life in jail.

Please take action now. Aung San Suu Kyi could now spend the rest of her life in jail.

It is not acceptable that the UN and ASEAN only speak out ­ they must take action. In the past their expressions of concern and statements have been ignored and defied by the Burmese regime. Words alone are not enough. The UN and ASEAN must immediately take real action and send high level envoys to Burma to ensure that Suu Kyi does not spend the rest of her life in jail.

Today Aung San Suu Kyi will have spent a total of 13 years and 202 days in detention. The United Nations has ruled that Aung San Suu Kyi¹s detention is illegal under international law, and also under Burmese law. The United Nations Security Council has also told the dictatorship that they must release Aung San Suu Kyi.

Please take action now and ensure that Aung San Suu Kyi does not spend the rest of her life under arrest.

Nobel winner denied medical care

Aung San Suu Kyi, Burma’s elected leader – under house arrest for 13 years, is reported to be seriously unwell. Like many of the regime’s political prisoners she is only being allowed intermittent medical care. Reports claim she is on an IV drip, but the nature of the illness is unclear and her own doctor has been arrested.

Please pray forAung San Suu Kyi, for other political prisoners and for all the people of Burma.