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BurmaCampaign Digest, Vol 17, Issue 1

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Today's Topics:

1. UN Fails Suu Kyi ? Take Action Now
(Johnny Chatterton - Burma Campaign UK)


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Date: Fri, 06 Feb 2009 11:57:11 +0000
From: Johnny Chatterton - Burma Campaign UK
Subject: [BurmaCampaign] UN Fails Suu Kyi ? Take Action Now
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Dear Friends,

A United Nations envoy has just returned from Burma and has yet again failed
to secure the release of Aung San Suu Kyi and Burma�s 2,130 other political
prisoners. UN envoys have now made 38 visits to Burma and have consistently
failed to achieve any progress towards democracy and human rights.

Stronger action is needed. These prisoners have done nothing wrong. They
have been imprisoned for calling for freedom and human rights. The United
Nations Security Council must bring in a binding resolution to ensure that
Burma�s political prisoners are released. We need your help to make this

Take 2 minutes now and write to your MP and urge them to support Aung San
Suu Kyi by signing Early Day Motion 343* (Early Day Motions are similar to a
parliamentary petitions � read more below**).

EDM 343 calls for all the release of Aung San Suu Kyi and all Burma�s 2,130
political prisoners. The EDM demands that the British government uses its
position on the UN Security Council to get the Security Council to take

We�ve made it really easy for you. Just go to this page and click �Take
Action, Click Here�. Then all you do is put in your details (so we can find
your MP for you) and personalise the message we�ve drafted for you. We take
care of the rest!:

Take 2 minutes now and email UN Secretary General Ban-Ki Moon and the UN
Security Council from this website and urge him to make it his top priority
to secure the release of all Burma�s political prisoners:

An update from inside Burma
This week Burma�s imprisoned democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi was allowed
out of her house arrest for a few short minutes to meet with the UN Envoy to
Burma, Ibrahim Gambari, and the Central Executive Committee of her party,
the National League for Democracy (NLD).

Suu Kyi called on the UN to prioritise the release of all 2,100 political
prisoners in Burma.
She once more bravely stated that she is willing to talk to the Burmese
regime at any time, but the regime is refusing to come to the negotiating

Aung San Suu Kyi is only kept safe because of her high international
profile. You, as one of her supporters are helping to keep her safe.

Thank you

Johnny Chatterton
Campaigns Officer
Burma Campaign UK

P.S. You can find out more about Aung San Suu Kyi here:
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* What is Early Day Motion 343? EDM 343 is available to read here:

**What is an Early Day Motion? Early day motions are a bit like petitions
that are exclusively available to MP�s. They allow MP�s to raise issues that
are important to them and are a record of what the British Parliament are
concerned about. You can read more on Parliament�s EDM page here: or on Wikipedia here:

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