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Friday, June 19, 2009

Please help imprisoned Burmese dissidents

Here's an email I got today which I want to share with everyone who may be interested -

Dear friend

Today Burma’s democracy leader, Aung San Suu Kyi, is spending her 64th birthday detained in Rangoon’s notorious Insein Prison, awaiting the verdict from the regime’s sham trial. She has already spent more than 13 years in detention and faces another 5 years in prison.

She is one of more than 2,100 political prisoners, imprisoned just for peacefully calling for freedom. They face horrific treatment in prison. Just last week we received reports that five political prisoners in Insein prison have been held in punishment cells, known as ‘dog cells’ because prisoners are forced to act like dogs and eat food from the floor. They are banned from receiving family visits and denied proper medical care.

They need you to act today.

Will you take action by doing one of two things today in honour of the Lady of Burma, Aung San Suu Kyi, on her 64th birthday:

1. Donate £64 now OR

2. Donate £8 now, then forward this email onto 8 people, encouraging them to donate

Please click here to make your donation

Burma Campaign UK has been working hard to build global support for Aung San Suu Kyi as she prepares to spend yet another birthday as a prisoner of Burma's military junta. But we have limited resources and desperately need more funding.

We are making progress but we urgently need your help to maintain the pressure on governments and the UN to take action to free Aung San Suu Kyi and all Burma’s political prisoners and to build the global campaign for Burma.

Please help us free Aung San Suu Kyi and Burma’s political prisoners by making a donation here

Thank you for your support.

Anna Roberts

PS If you prefer to send a donation by cheque, please make it out to “Burma Campaign UK” and send it to: Burma Campaign UK, 28 Charles Square, London UK N1 6HT

Support our work: Donate to the Burma Campaign UK and make a difference today. You can be sure your donation will make a difference. Supporting the Burma Campaign UK is one of the most effective ways of supporting the struggle to free Burma. Donate now:
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1 comment:

  1. There are also petitions to sign and emails to send at the amnesty international website. I hope we can make a difference.