Aung San Suu Kyi has been released!
||Aung San Suu Kyi has been released! But there are still 2,200 prisoners of conscience behind bars in Myanmar.
After spending 15 of the past 21 years unjustly held under house arrest, Myanmar's pro-democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi is finally free.
But the Nobel laureate was just one of 2,200 political prisoners in Myanmar punished simply for engaging in peaceful political activities.
Together, we have been campaigning for the release of Aung San Suu Kyi for over two decades.
Now, as the people of Myanmar rally around Aung San Suu Kyi, we must
remember her words --that “the release of political prisoners is the most important thing for all those who truly wish to bring about change in Burma.[Myanmar]”
Stand with Aung San Suu Kyi and call for thousands like her to be ...
Your past support has helped win her freedom and the chance for real
change in Myanmar. Yet her unfair treatment is only the tip of the
iceberg of human rights violations in Myanmar. Imagine: if the
government can subject her to such arbitrary detention, we can have
little doubt about how vulnerable, less well-known individuals are
People like U Gambira,
a 31-year-old Buddhist monk and one of the leaders of the 2007
monks-led anti-government protests, tortured and sentenced to 63 years'
imprisonment for the peaceful exercise of his fundamental human rights.
Or 32-year-old Myo Min Zaw,
arrested as student activist - and reportedly tortured - in 1998 for
distributing leaflets calling for human rights and organising students.
He is currently serving a sentence of 52 years in a prison.
These are only two of over 2,200 people unfairly imprisoned inside
Myanmar: join us and others worldwide to demand the military government
free all prisoners of conscience.
Thank you for everything you’ve done — your letters, demonstrations, phone calls and discussions with friends, family, and colleagues. Now Aung San Suu Kyi has her freedom, please help her achieve real ...
In hope and thanks,
Amnesty International Canada