On 6th of May, an American citizen was detained by Burmese military regime after secretly swimming across Inya Lake, Rangoon to gain access to the Nobel Laureate’s House. According to the official Burmese media, he was identified as 53-year old former military serviceman John William Yettaw of Falcon, Missouri, USA. On 13th of May, American diplomat was allowed to meet with him. Although his motives for the alleged lake exploits remain unclear, it caused the Nobel Peace Prize winner, Aung San Suu Kyi to serve jail terms under the anti-subversion laws.
Aung San Suu Kyi has spent most of the past 19 years detained in virtual isolation in her crumbing compound since the junta refused to recognize her party’s landslide victory in the country’s last election in 1990. Her last period of detention at her home expires at the end of May. This expiration of six years of house arrest, without trail or charge or even figleaf of legal respectability, was to have yanked away from the generals.
Now, due to the uninvited access to her compound by American citizen, the military generals no longer need to trouble themselves with legal niceties and it has given them a ready-made reason to imprison the most prominent political prisoner up for at least another five years. It would perfectly play into the hands of the junta if the United States of America and international community do not stand up with the People of Burma who have been oppressed by the junta for several years.
Therefore, we call upon the international community and overseas Burmese people around the world to the global action for Free Aung San Suu Kyi. Demonstrations and a number of activities will take place in different countries. We would like to encourage everyone to join with us to show solidarity and unity.
“Add your voice to a call for Free Aung San Suu Kyi”
Global Action for Burma
Please contact the following persons for detailed information.
Mr. Myo Thein (UK), Tel: +44 208 493 9137, Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Mr. Yin Aye (USA) , Tel: + 1 301 905 7591, Email: email@example.com
Mr. Ko Ko Aung (Japan), Tel: + 81 090 1506 2893, Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Mr. Kyaw Than (India), Tel: +91 9810601506, Email: email@example.com
Mr. Yin Htwe (Thailand), Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Mr. Si Thu (Canada), Email: email@example.com
Ms. Khin Ma Ma Myo (Scotland), Tel: +44 1224 524 077, Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Ms. Nang Thida Aye, Email: email@example.com
Mr Sai Myo Win, Tel: +66 835 823 490, Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
(Independence campaign is a results-oriented coalition dedicated to Free Aung San Suu Kyi campaign to share information about the activities. Please kindly contact Mr. Sai Myo Win (email@example.com) and Ms. Nang Thida Aye (ntda.dwg@gmail) for campaigns update and campaigns information if your country is not listed in the above list.)