8 Apr 2009

Two petitions for Burma

The United Nations recently declared that the continued detention of Burma's democracy leader, Aung San Suu Kyi is illegal. 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 UN urged the regime to immediately release her. Voices for democracy are being heard more and more.

A couple of weeks ago I called on folk to sign the global petition 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. Please sign if you haven't already - 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 - I have just heard we have already hit the 200,000 point so are doing really well - please pass onto others: http://www.burmacampaign.org.uk/fbppn.htm

There is now another petition:

Time magazine reported the latest moves in the scramble for oil in Burma here.

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