Please find below an update on current events relating to Burma.
Speculation About Aung San Suu Kyi Release
Under Burmese law, Aung San Suu Kyi should be released on 13th November, just days after the generals’ fake elections on 7th November. Some media recently reported comments from a junior official from the dictatorship that Aung San Suu Kyi will be released. While we hope she will be released, we have had too many broken promises before, and we will believe it when we see it. You can view our media release here.
NLD Leader U Win Tin Calls For More Help From The International Community
U Win Tin is one of the most senior leaders of Aung San Suu Kyi’s party, the National League for Democracy. He has spent almost 20 years in jail for his peaceful pro-democracy activities. He has published an article, smuggled out of Burma, in the International Herald Tribune newspaper. He says the election in Burma on 7th November won’t solve the problems in Burma, and more international action is needed. You can read it here.
Burma Campaign UK Active Across Europe
In the past week activists from Burma Campaign UK have spoken on the main stage at the Labour Party Conference, at the Greek Parliament, at two meetings in the European Parliament in Brussels, at a meeting at the United Nations Human Rights Council in Geneva, Switzerland, met with Foreign Ministers from the UK and Greece, and been on national television. Every day we are working tirelessly to mobilise the international community to support the people of Burma. Please support our work. You can make a donation here.
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