Military Intervention on Burma Petition
OVERVIEWBurmese people have been suffered enough under military rule and now Libya case proved that wewill have the same rights to demand from the democracy loving countries to help us. Our peoplehave been slaughtered by the military for decades. We need the world to know that we are humanbeing and we deserve to choose the government we like. Our destiny for freedom will not come toreality without foreign military intervention in Burma.
To Honorable World Democratic LeadersAn Appeal to the International Communities by Burmese Nationalists
The current attack on Libyan dictator Muammar Gadaffi’s troops by international air strikes gave ourpeople hope. We want the same action from the international communities for our beloved countryBurma, which has been under successive military regimes since 1962.The Burmese people have been living hopelessly in fear under terrible conditions: brutal militaryregimes that have ruled for more than four decades, lack of medical care, a poor education system;malnutrition, forced labor, the taking of child soldiers, and rapidly spreading AIDS and tropicaldiseases are indicative of Burma today.Burmese people have no freedom of expression, organization, or publication, and we lack of propertyrights under military rule. There is no rule of law in Burma.Nationwide demonstrations on August 8, 1988, which was known as the Four-Eighths Movement,were crushed by brutal force, with government forces killing more than 3,000 unarmeddemonstrators.On May 30, 2003, the Depeyin Massacre killed more than a hundred members of the oppositionpolitical party, the National League for Democracy.In September 2007, a peaceful demonstration known as the Saffron Revolution was led by Buddhistmonks. It was crushed and thousands including monks were put into prisons.Over two million refugees have been staying in Burma’s neighboring countries (Thailand, China, India,and Bangladesh) for more than two decades and are hoping to go home someday.In 2008, Cyclone Nergis hit hard Burma’s delta region, killing more than 137,000 people and leavingtwo and a half million homeless. But the military regime refused foreign aid for weeks and let itspeople die. The French foreign Minister Bernard Kouchner suggested that the United Nations should