15 May 2009

Aung San Suu Kyi stands trial: urgent email action

There are huge concerns at the news that Aung San Suu Kyi is to face trial on Monday. Aung San Suu Kyi was arrested yesterday and is now being held in Insein Prison, a prison notorious for its terrible conditions and horrific treatment of prisoners.

It is well known that political prisoners in Burma are routinely subjected to torture and often denied medical treatment. Aung San Suu Kyi’s health is already poor and she was denied medical care by the regime. She is going to face trial for supposedly violating the terms of her house arrest, after an American man, John Yettaw, swam across Inya Lake uninvited to her house and refused to leave. She faces a prison sentence of between three and five years.

Now more than ever Aung San Suu Kyi needs our help. Over 8,000 people have already emailed UN Secretary General Ban Ki-Moon and ASEAN leaders calling for immediate action to secure the release of Aung San Suu Kyi. Please join them and email from here:

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