21 Mar 2009
A demonstration will be held today outside Liverpool Street station to call for the release of political prisoners in Burma. The demonstration has been organised by Amnesty International and will be attended by Amnesty International student leaders from across the UK and members of the Burmese Community in London.
“The regime wants the world to forget these brave activists. They have locked them up and thrown away the key. But we will not forget these innocent prisoners, we will do everything we can to ensure the regime sets them free. ” said Wai Hnin, Political Prisoners Campaigner at the Burma Campaign UK. “These prisoners, like my father, have committed no crime. They just want freedom for the people of Burma.”
The protest comes shortly after a new global signature campaign was launched to draw attention to the plight of political prisoners in Burma. The petition calls on the UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon to make it his personal priority to secure the release of all political prisoners in Burma, as the essential first step towards national reconciliation and democratization in the country. The target symbolises 8.8.88, the day the junta massacred some 3,000 people who courageously protested in Burma’s largest democracy uprising. The global signature campaign will run from 13 March to 24 May.
Thirty-Thousand Back Aung San Suu Kyi on Facebook
19 Mar 2009
Thirty- thousand people are supporting Aung San Suu Kyi on the Facebook social networking website.
A Facebook page: http://www.facebook.com/pages/Aung-San-Suu-Kyi/9953503420?ref=pdb
more on http://www.burmacampaign.org.uk/