A Swim To A Burmese Prison
The man you see at the right is now in a prison in the Union of Myanmar. Most people know it as Burma. What he did is crazy, but I am sure he had a good reason.
John Yettaw, as of about 1 week ago, lived just a few miles from me. One of his children went to school with my daughter.
What John did is just unbelievable. John was arrested for entering a restricted zone and for breaking immigration laws. John swam over 1 mile to the home and the jail for the last 13 years of pro-democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi. Her pictures are also at the right. She has won a Nobel Peace Prize.
Aung San Suu Kyi has been under house arrest for 13 years and the arrest was due to end on May 27th. She took Yettaw into her home for 2 days and now she has been sent to a different prison after Yettaw was caught leaving.
Many feel that with elections coming up in Myanmar in 2010, that this is a ploy by the Burmese government to keep Suu Kyi out of the running. The present regime is using this to keep her under wraps.
Many people are blaming Yettaw, but I believe he was part of a larger plan. If the regime in Burma wanted her out of the picture, they may have done it differently after May 27th.
My prayers are with Aung San Suu Kyi and with John Yettaw. I also pray for the children he has here.
I know my daughter just about fainted when she saw his picture.
Here are a couple videos of Suu Kyi. May she gain democracy in Burma!
Free Aung San Suu Kyi
We Implore You Burma--Free Her!!! And Free John TOO!!
© G.L. Boudonck
© 2009 Greg Boudonck
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