"Global Day of Action for Burma"
Nobel Peace Prize laureate Daw Aung San Suu Kyi
is Burma’s most celebrated and beloved person in
the struggle for freedom in Burma. She has been under house arrest continuously since May 2003 andfor a total of more than 13 of the past 19 years.She was supposed to be released from house arrest on the 27th of May. However, on May 13th, DawSuu and her two female colleagues were detained after an incident when an American citizen allegedlyswam across Inya Lake and stayed at her house for two days. Daw Aung San Suu Kyi has been chargedunder the regi
me’s Law Safeguarding the State from the Dangers of Subversive Elements and is being
held in the notorious Insein Prison. Her trial is scheduled for May 18.
Her health has deteriorated recently due to the tight restrictions during her prolong detention. She hasoften been denied access to her personal doctor, who also was arrested last Thursday at the time of hismonthly visit.
Burmese democracy movement activists and supporters around the globe are planning a ‘Global Day of Action’ on May 18, 2008 to dem
and her release and the release of all political prisoners in Burma.
We invite all freedom loving supporters of Burma to join us in support of Aung San Suu Kyi and herstruggle for freedom and democracy in Burma.
We will hold demonstrations in front of the United States embassy and other embassies from democraticcountries, and the United Nations offices.
We request immediate intervention by the United States and other democratic governmentsaround the globe, the United Nations and International groups for immediate release of Daw AungSan Suu Kyi and her fellow political prisoners. We strongly urge the democratic governments andthe United Nations to impose all available pressure on the junta to respect the desire of theinternational community.
(This is an independent campaign. Independence campaign is a results-oriented coalitiondedicated to Free Aung San Suu Kyi campaign to share information about the activities.)We have compiled a list of activities organized by groups around the world. We will try to keep thelist updated.
(Update News: Canada, New York and Europe)
Canada action update:Protest in Toronto
Monday, May 18th at 1:30 pmin front of Ontario Legislative Building (Queen's Park)