International Campaign for Freedom of Aung San Suu Kyi and Burma


Friday, May 5, 2017

What have a Burmese Python, a silent donkey and Anna Roberts got in common?

Dear friend

On 20th May they will all be in London's Royal Parks!
 
Anna, along with fellow Burma Campaign UK staff members Karin Valtersson and Doug Janke, will be taking part in a 10 kilometre fundraising run in Regents Park. Will you sponsor them?
 
As well as three red faced Burma Campaign UK people (they sit in an office all day, they are not exactly Mo Farah) running in Regents Park, there is also a Burmese Python in London Zoo, and a memorial statue to the role animals have played in war. The statue includes a donkey which was used in Burma in the Second World War. They were used for carrying materials in the jungle, and had their vocal cords cut so they could not make a noise and give away the soldiers' position.
 
Anna recently visited Burma, meeting with activists and communities all over the country. She met with people forced to flee attacks by the Burmese Army in Kachin State, Rohingya people who have lived in squalid camps since they were attacked in 2012, and women's activists in Shan State. 
 
Many people and organisations asked for our help, to keep raising awareness and campaigning internationally, but also help so they can learn the same campaigning skills we use in the UK to campaign in Burma.

We simply don't have the resources to provide the help people in Burma are asking for. So please do make a donation, sponsor our brave runners, and help us help people in Burma struggling for their rights, and for their lives.
 
You can sponsor them here.
 
Thank you
 
Mark Farmaner
Burma Campaign UK
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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."