Global letter campaign on the 63rd birthday of Daw Aung San Suu Kyi
Free Aung San Suu Kyi
A global campaign by MTV and Burma Campaign UK
This Thursday, Burma’s democracy leader, Aung San Suu Kyi, will celebrate her 63rd birthday alone, under house arrest.
She is now in her 13th year of detention yet she has committed no crime. She is imprisoned for peacefully calling for freedom and democracy in Burma. She isn’t allowed to see family or friends as all visitors are banned. Her phone line is cut and her post is intercepted.
For the rest of this week we will send you an action a day so you can highlight the plight of Suu Kyi and the repressed people of Burma. Today we are asking you to send a message direct to the regime, asking them to free Aung San Suu Kyi and the other 1,919 political prisoners in Burma. Take action here: http://www.burmacampaign.org.uk/mtvaction.html
For taking a stand against Burma’s brutal regime, Aung San Suu Kyi is kept under house arrest. But international pressure keeps her safe. Aung San Suu Kyi asks for our support; “ Please use your liberty to promote ours”. Today please do that – send the regime an email http://www.burmacampaign.org.uk/mtvaction.html
On Thursday solidarity protests will be held worldwide. If you can, please join us at 1pm outside the Burmese Embassy in London (19A, Charles Street, London, W1J 5DX,Nearest tube: Green Park) find out more here: http://www.burmacampaign.org.uk/demonstrations.html
Dear Senior General Than Shwe,
I am joining with citizens from around the world to appeal for the release of Daw Aung San Suu Kyi, who has been under house arrest since May 2003.
She has now spent a total of over 12 years under arrest yet she has committed no crime. She has been imprisoned for peacefully calling for democratic reform in Burma. She has the respect and support of people across Burma and throughout the world for her peaceful resistance in the face of oppression.
For many years now the State Peace and Development Council (SPDC) has said that it is committed to bringing democracy to Burma. However, while Aung San Suu Kyi and so many other political prisoners remain in detention, claims that Burma is moving towards democracy lack all credibility.
I urge you to demonstrate Burma’s stated commitment to democracy by immediately releasing Aung San Suu Kyi and all of Burma’s political prisoners. There can be no progress in Burma while Aung San Suu Kyi is not free.
Thank you and I look forward to hearing from you.