Pressure UN Over Burma & Aung San Suu Kyi
May 30, 2006, 3:42pm
As you can see by the latest news Daw Suu house arrest was extended for one more year. Now is the time to urge Mr. Kofi Annan to put presure on the Junta that rules Burma in order to put an end on the situation in the country.
So I ask you if you please print and sign the letter sent in attach file and send it( post mail) to the adress given below. You can make copies and ask your friends to sign and send it too, one per person. It's important to send as many letters as we can so they can see at the UN that there are many citizens of the world that have a word to say about what's happening in Burma and the inactivity of governments of the so called free world.
Thank you for caring
Send letters to
Mr. Kofi Annan
Secretary-General of the UN
2, United Nations Plaza
New York, NY 10017
Mr. Kofi Annan, Secretary-General of the United Nations
As a citizen of the world and a supporter of freedom, justice and democracy, I would like to express my deep concern for the situation of all burmese citizens, mostly the ethnic minorities as the Karen, Shan and others, living under a military regime that constantly violates the most basic human rights: The relocation policy must end; the use of child soldiers must end; the rape of women must end; the imprisonment without a trial must end; the lack of freedom must end; the lack of justice and fairness must end; the home detention of the Nobel Prize Winner and true and rightfully leader of the country Aung San Suu Kyi must end; torture must end; executions must end; forced labor must end; trafficking people must end; religion discrimination must end.
Abuses by the SPDC military are widespread and the burmese live in the darkness of tyranny -- but the light of freedom shines in their hearts. They want their liberty and it is our duty, the so call people of the free world, to lend a hand to our brothers and sisters from Burma/Myanmar.
As you well know the situation worsen every day and people and suffering. A lot has been spoken about it in the last months, but unfortunately nothing as been done and the military government of Myanmar is laughing at our faces. Without a decisive Security Council action the killings and abuses will not stop.
I urge you, sire, to take an action in order to change the situation and renew our faith in the human values that we are supposed to live by.
From Daw Aung San Suu Kyi's pages
Myanmar missed opportunity for democracy??
U.N. Secretary-General Kofi Annan said on Tuesday Myanmar's junta missed an opportunity for democracy and national reconciliation by imposing another year of house arrest for opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi.
The news about Suu Kyi on Saturday came just days after Ibrahim Gambari, the U.N. undersecretary-general for political affairs, visited Myanmar and said the ruling junta appeared "ready to turn a new page."
Annan told reporters he was disappointed the Myanmar government did not release Suu Kyi from detention and that he hoped governments would "bring pressure to bear" in appealing for her release.
"Myanmar's leadership has missed a significant opportunity to confirm, through concrete actions, its expressed commitment to move toward true national reconciliation and all-inclusive democracy, as well as improved relations with the international community," Annan said in a statement.
Suu Kyi, 60, who won the Nobel Peace Prize in 1991, has been in prison or under house arrest off and on since 1989. Her party, the National League for Democracy, won landslide elections in 1990 but the military refused to relinquish power.
Gambari had rare access to government leaders and was the first senior U.N. official to meet with Suu Kyi in two years. He said that was a sign of a changed attitude from the junta.
Myanmar, formerly Burma, isolated from the West and increasingly estranged from its neighbors, said in 2003 it would embark on seven-step "road map to democracy."
It is still on the first step -- a national conference writing a new constitution boycotted by Suu Kyi's National League for Democracy because of her detention.
The junta this year also stepped up an offensive against ethnic Karen rebels, which according to human rights groups has forced up to 11,000 people to flee their homes in a spate of ethnic cleansing, rape and murder.
Chief U.N. spokesman Stephane Dujarric said efforts to release Suu Kyi would continue. "Lines of communication have been opened with Gambari's visit," he said.
He gave no concrete steps the world body would take.
Myanmar is not officially on the U.N. Security Council agenda but U.S. Ambassador John Bolton said Gambari would be asked to brief the 15-member body. In December, China, Japan, Russia and Algeria argued that human rights violations in Myanmar went beyond the council's mandate of international peace and security.
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