Petition for Aung San Suu Kyi-Amnesty International

May 20, 2009

Petition for Aung San Suu Kyi

Amnesty International: May 20, 2009


The military junta wants to throw Aung San Suu Kyi in jail for five years.

Leverage the growing global outcry and flood General Than Shwe’s office with letters.

Aung San Suu Kyi faces her oppressors this week on charges that could land her in jail for five years.

The trial comes just days before she was set to be released from house arrest.

Her life is on the line. Aung San Suu Kyi’s health is at risk, and five years of torture and abuse at the infamous Insein prison1 could spell disaster.

Our rapid response to these developments started last week in Australia (a member of ASEAN) when the Amnesty section there mobilized and generated over 7,000 letters to ASEAN.2 Just a few hours ago, the chairman of ASEAN called on Myanmar to release Aung San Suu Kyi.

With the international pressure snowballing,3 it’s time to focus on General Than Shwe, leader of the military junta.

Please write General Than Shwe and urge him to release Aung San Suu Kyi and then forward this email to your friends and networks.

We know influencing the general is an uphill battle, but you and I have faced these odds before. Last year, we sent tens of thousands of letters on behalf of Ma Khin Khin Leh, another prisoner of conscience in Myanmar. Today, she is free.

Now it’s time for us to do the impossible again for Aung San Suu Kyi.

Will you forward this email to friends and to your networks, so we can reach at least 30,000 letters within the next 24 hours?

The stakes couldn’t be higher: Aung San Suu Kyi’s life is on the line.

Almost 20 years ago, Aung San Suu Kyi’s party won over 80% of the vote, making her the rightful political leader of Myanmar. The military refused to hand over power, brutally oppressing any dissent, and imprisoning Suu Kyi for 13 of the last 19 years.

Since the elections in 1990, Aung San Suu Kyi’s very existence has challenged the military’s authority, and inspired the people of Myanmar to hope.

In her hour of need, will you do all you can? Will you write General Than Shwe and then forward this email widely to your friends and networks?

Aung San Suu Kyi has kept hope alive for the people of Myanmar, even when all hope was lost.

Let’s do the same now for Aung San Suu Kyi.

Thanks for standing with us.

Jim, Nancy, Anil, Laura, Steve and the rest of the rapid response team

P.S. We are gravely concerned about the health of 10 other political prisoners in Myanmar. Our ability to mobilize today for Aung San Suu Kyi could shift the direction for these lives on the brink.4






2 Responses to “Petition for Aung San Suu Kyi-Amnesty International”

  1. Aung San Suu Kyi is fine, Kasit
    “We praise the decision by the Myanmar (Burma)’s government to allow the diplomats and media representative to attend the trail and meet her,” Kasit told reporters.

    Kasit and the rest of the Thai putsch are naturally on the side of the generals in Burma and against the Burmese people just as they are on the side of the generals in Thailand and against the Thai people.

    Is it intentional that The Nation consistently refers to the junta’s “trail” with regard to its show trial of Aung San Suu Kyi? We all know where it’s leading.

    Kasit was there to praise their decision.

  2. Talen Says:

    I have to agree with the above comments but lets hope this will stay in the world view which is always known to sway politicians.

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