lunes, 20 de diciembre de 2010

Email your representative to free Burma's political prisoners

Dear Mike,

Please call your representative to co-sponsor H. RES. 1768, calling for the release of all political prisoners in Burma.

Good news! Last week, Congressman Alcee L. Hastings (D-FL), along with sixteen other Representatives introduced a resolution calling for the release of all political prisoners in Burma.  He said, "I was pleased by the release of Aung San Suu Kyi last month from Burma's military regime and strongly urge her release to be permanent and unconditional.  This is a step towards democratic progress, but there is still much more that needs to be done."

While welcoming Daw Aung San Suu Kyi's release, the resolution also calls for the immediate and unconditional release of all political prisoners and prisoners of conscience in Burma.  Congressman Hastings stated, "We must not rejoice.  Daw Aung San Suu Kyi has called on all world leaders to stay focused on the plight of each one of the millions of Burmese struggling against the military rule, on the over two thousand two hundred political prisoners suffering unjustly in Burmese prisons, and the thousands of women and children being systematically raped and taken as sex slaves and porters for the military whose rule they suffer under."

We would like to urge you to email your Representative to please raise their voice and co-sponsor H. RES. 1768, calling for the release of all prisoners of conscience, to stand firmly in solidarity with Aung San Suu Kyi and the millions people of Burma who are still suffering at the hands of Burma's military regime.

In Gratitude and Solidarity,

Support 1991 Nobel Peace Prize recipient Aung San Suu Kyi and the struggle for freedom and democracy in Burma:

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