Burma action

Dear Friends,

You may already have heard the news today that the United Nations has declared that the continued detention of Burma’s democracy leader, Aung San Suu Kyi is illegal. [1]

The judgment, by the UN Working Group on Arbitrary Detention, stated unequivocally that Aung San Suu Kyi’s detention was in violation of both Burmese and international law. The United Nations urged the regime to immediately release her. [2]

We are having an impact, working with other groups around the world we are keeping Burma on the global agenda. It is welcome that the UN has declared her detention illegal but action is needed.

Please sign the global petition we told you about last week calling on the UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon to make it his personal priority to secure the release of all political prisoners, including Aung San Suu Kyi.

Sign the petition now encourage someone else to as well.

Burma’s democracy activists are denied a voice by Burma’s brutal regime. They are locked away in squalid prisons and often subjected to horrific torture. This is your chance to give them a voice.

We need a flood of signatures to Ban Ki-moon to ensure he makes this his top priority. Please sign the petition then forward this email on to your friends and colleagues to ensure that hundreds of thousands of people sign this petition. The petition target is 888,888 signatures, symbolising 8.8.88, the day the junta massacred some 3,000 people who courageously protested in Burma’s largest democracy uprising. This is a hugely ambitious target, but with your help it is achievable.

Sign the petition here then forward this email to a friend.

Thank You,

Johnny Chatterton
Campaigns Officer
Burma Campaign UK

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