Nobel Prize Winner Taken to Prison

Aung San Suu Kyi was arrested and taken to prison because an uninvited American swam across a lake and stayed at her house, refusing to leave.  Coincidence?  Or set up by the Burmese government– an excuse to extend her illegal detention, which was set to expire?  The Nobel Prize winner, who has spent more than 11 of the last 19 years under house arrest, has been taken to Insein prison to await trial.  (see details).

Burma Campaign UK has a letter writing link set up…please speak out.  She is the victim, not the criminal.  She could spend the rest of her life in prison because of this incident.  Please ask the UN to send high level envoys to request her release and that of other political prisoners.  She has already spent 13 years and 202 days in detention and committed no crime.  Her detention has been declared illegal under international law.  As she has said before, “Please use your freedom to speak for ours.”

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