Aung San Suu Kyi of Myanmar Free at Last
Free at last!
A bit of history
June 12, 2009, Now that the trial of Aung San Suu Kyi, who has been under house arrest for more than 13 of the last 19 years, has been adjourned until June 26, it's important to voice outrage toward the Myanmar government and secure world support for her freedom. Human rights and advocacy organizations such as Amnesty International assert that the Nobel laureate would most certainly perish in prison if convicted.
Why is Aung San Suu Kyi on trial? To add insult to the injury of her years of detention for speaking out against the military junta of Myanmar, she was arrested because an unknown visitor swam up to her house!
There are ways to help Aung San Suu Kyi. You can email, fax or call your government representative to speak out in protest to the Myanmar government. You can also sign a petition and add your voice to help this beautiful, graceful, pro-democracy prisoner of conscience.
According to the Associated Press, Aung San Suu Kyi's trial was adjourned Friday for two weeks for defense lawyers to call an additional witness who will testify that the case is politically motivated.
Remember, time is running out for Aung San Suu Kyi. If you are reading this before June 26, 2009, let your conscience guide you to taking action on her behalf. If you are reading this after the date of her trial, you still should speak out and help prevent her from going to prision (as opposed to the house arrest that she has endured). Because if she is convicted and imprisioned, she will most likely perish from malnutrition, illness and ill treatment.