Wednesday, April 8, 2009

BurmaCampaign Digest, Vol 19, Issue 1

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Today's Topics:

1. 200, 000 have signed up to Free Aung San Suu Kyi, Will you?
(Anna Roberts - Burma Campaign UK)


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Message: 1
Date: Tue, 07 Apr 2009 15:35:10 +0100
From: Anna Roberts - Burma Campaign UK <info@burmacampaign.org.uk>
Subject: [BurmaCampaign] 200, 000 have signed up to Free Aung San Suu
Kyi, Will you?
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Dear friends,

In the past three weeks we�ve seen a huge response to our Free Burma�s
Political Prisoners Now petition. Over 200,000 people have signed up to the
campaign calling for UN Secretary General to make it his personal priority
to secure the release of all of Burma�s Political Prisoners, including Aung
San Suu Kyi.

Will you sign the petition now? Sign here:
http://www.burmacampaign.org.uk/fbppn.htm

It�s fantastic that over 200,000 people have joined our global call but we
need your help. The petition has a target of 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. We�ve made big progress
towards that target but need your help if we�re going to make it.

Please sign the petition now then tell your friends: Sign here:
http://www.burmacampaign.org.uk/fbppn.htm

Here are some facts about political prisoners in Burma:
* There are over 2,100 political prisoners in Burma.
* They are innocent: These prisoners have committed no crime. They have been
imprisoned for peacefully calling for democracy and freedom in Burma.
* They are subjected to horrific torture: Once in prison, democracy
activists face horrific torture, including electric shocks, rape, iron rods
rubbed on their shins until the flesh rubs off, severe beatings and solitary
confinement.
* They endure terrible suffering: Many prisoners are kept in their cells 24
hours a day, given inadequate food and are in poor health. However, the
regime appears to be systematically denying medical treatment to political
prisoners.

These are brave men and women that are at the forefront of the fight for
freedom and democracy in Burma.

Lend them your support and sign the petition now:
http://www.burmacampaign.org.uk/fbppn.htm

Thank you,

Anna Roberts
Director
Burma Campaign UK

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