We asked you to email the British government calling on them to pressure the military-backed government in Burma to release Brang Yung and Lahpai Gam. Hundreds of people took action, the case was reported in the media, and raised in the British Parliament. We also worked with top international human rights lawyers and secured a UN ruling that the detention of Brang Yung and Lahpai Gam broke international law. In Burma, families, lawyers and campaigners also kept up the pressure for their release.
This combined domestic and international pressure is working!
We are pleased to be able to inform you that Brang Yung has now been released. However, Lahpai Gam remains in jail, and his court appeal has been rejected.
We need to step up pressure to ensure Lahpai Gam is released! He is innocent, and should not spend one more day in jail.
President Thein Sein has the power to order the release of Lahpai Gam. Let's keep up the pressure.