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Global Day of Action for Burma

Global Day of Action for Burma



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"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.
71 organizations from "Global Action for Burma"(http://gab-burma.weebly.com)will take part in this activity.
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)
Protest in Ottawa
 Monday, May 18th at 1:30 pmin front of Burmese Embassy Building, Ottawa
Protest in Vancouver
 Monday, May 18th at NoonRobson Square(Down Town, Vancouver)May 14th evening, Canada's Foreign Minister issued a strong statement. MPs and a oppositionparty leaders called in the parliament session for Canadian government's action.On May 15, Parliamentary Friends of Burma (over 40 MPs from all parties in Canada'sParliament) also issued a statement to call ASEAN and its member countries to act on Burmeseregime to release DASSK and all political prisoners.
New York City:
When : Sunday at 3:00 PM ( May 17 ,2009)Where : Infront of Burmese Conuslate General Office , Manhattan, New York.Who : Burmese Citizens in New York.
Forum of Burmese in EuropeSonny AungThanOo(coordinator)phone:+49 221 9522450
US (California)
Burma Democracy Forces
United Nations Plaza, Civic Center, San Francisco. Market St @ 7th St;
11:30 A.M. to 1:30 P.M.
Monday, May 18, 2009.
US (Washington DC)
US Campaign for Burma
Mike HaackCampaigns CoordinatorU.S. Campaign for Burma(202)234-8033 (office)(914)924-1541 (cell)
Time and Place: Monday, May 18th at the Burmese Military Attache office (2300 California St., NW,near Dupont Circle) from 12:30pm-1:15pm.
ADBFMArkar Soe
arkarsoee@yahoo.com, 301-213-0605
Ko Shwe SinFree Burma FederationShwesinhtun88@gmail.com Cell: 301-523-9292Ko Yin AyeFree Burma Federationyindbso@gmail.com Cell: 301-905-7591
CAC BurmaContact: cacburma@gmail.com 

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