Today was day four of Aung San Suu Kyi’s trial, but the outcome had been decided before she even stepped into the court. Only in Burma could someone be tried because someone broke into their property, and refused to leave. Aung San Suu Kyi has already spent over thirteen years in prison, if convicted, she faces a sentence of up to five years. We are determined to make sure this does not happen.
In the week since Aung San Suu Kyi was first detained the Burma Campaign UK has:
· Briefed journalists about the situation and helped many journalists get into Burma to report what is going on.
· Coordinated a global day of action with demonstrations in more than 20 cities.
· Been in regular contact with governments urging them to take action.
· Organised an email action campaign to the Association of South East Asian Nations (ASEAN) and which has generated more than 14,000 emails. Under increasing pressure, ASEAN has now put out a statement expressing concern.
Our task now is to turn words into action. We need to continue lobbying governments and Parliaments. We need to mobilise support from the public and celebrities. Most of all we need to build pressure for the United Nations Security Council to take concrete action. The Security Council is the only body in the world with the legal authority to force the dictatorship to release Aung San Suu Kyi and all political prisoners.
But campaigning costs money, and we need your support. Please support us at this critical moment. You can donate via our website from any country in the world.
We will never stop campaigning until Aung San Suu Kyi and all the people of Burma are free. Please help us bring that day closer. Donate now.
Burma Campaign UK