Sunday, June 20, 2010

"Please Use Your Liberty to Promote Ours"

Burma's democratically elected president, Aung San Suu Kyi, has been under house arrest for almost 20 years. In a hand written letter smuggled out of Burma (Myanmar) she has made a desperate appeal to those in democratic nations to use their freedom to help her country break the bonds of oppression imposed by Burma's military government. "Please use your liberty to promote ours," Suu Kyi writes, and her aide adds "We are starving for it." The US State Department, Amnesty International and Human Rights Watch all cite widespread egregious human rights violations committed by the Burmese military government. Take action here for Aung San Suu Kyi's release, it is so simple. See this UK Independent article for more information.

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