International Campaign for Freedom of Aung San Suu Kyi and Burma


Wednesday, May 7, 2008

Day 7: Eric Szmanda and Jorja Fox from "CSI" Reveal Regime's Modern-Day Slavery to the World

Eric Szmanda and Jorja Fox from "CSI"
Reveal Regime's Modern-Day Slavery to the World

Dear friends,
 
Today is the 7th day in a row we have released a video on our website and at www.burmaitcantwait.org explaining to the world the Burmese military regime's horrific treatment of their own people. Today's piece focuses on the regime's use of forced labor.
 
Starring in today's piece are Eric Szmanda and Jorja Fox from the television show "CSI: Crime Scene Investigation". 
 
Burma's military regime has forced hundreds of thousands of its own people into forced labor, a modern-day version of slave labor.
 
The Burmese people are forced to work for days on end or carry supplies for Burma's military regime.  Many woman forced to work as laborers are raped, and others are killed by the regime. 

Worse yet, innocent villagers are forced to serve as human "mine-sweepers", walking in front of regime troops at gunpoint, so if they step on a landmine, they will be maimed. 

Courageous young Burmese people such as Su Su Nway, who attempt to stop the military regime from using forced labor, are locked up in prison. 
 
Please send this video to as many of your friends and family as possible.  The Burmese military regime tries to hide this practice from the world, refusing to allow international aid workers into the regions where much of the forced labor is happening. 

We are building a campaign of 1 million people to promote human rights in Burma.  Please join us, spread the word encouraging your friends and family to join today.

Sincerely,
 
Aung Din, Jeremy Woodrum, Jennifer Quigley, and Thelma Young

Ps.  About one hour ago you should have received an email from us asking to to email the United Nations to demand that international aid be let into Burma to help the victims of the Burma cyclone.  At present, the regime is blocking most of the aid.  Click here to send a message now.

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As Daw Aung San Suu Kyi proclaimed,

As Daw Aung San Suu Kyi proclaimed,
"Justice is a dream. But it is a dream we are determined to realize."