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Latest email from Burma Campaign, just received:


Dear Friend,

We've just heard that from inside Burma’s notorious Insein prison Aung San Suu Kyi has asked her lawyer to thank the tens of thousands of people that wished her happy birthday last Friday.

Her lawyer Nyan Win just released this message: "She said she thanks those at home and abroad who wished her a happy birthday, because she cannot reply to everyone".

Burma's brutal regime wants the world to forget Aung San Suu Kyi. The tens of thousands of people like you that left birthday messages of support to her sent a strong message to Burma's Generals. We showed that the world will never forget Burma's democracy leader or any the 2,155 political prisoners currently detained in appalling conditions inside Burma.

We'd like to thank everyone that left messages of support for Suu Kyi on the website, http://www.64forSuu.org and on her Facebook page http://www.facebook.com/aungsansuukyi. If you haven't sent her a message of support yet there's still time, just go to http://www.64forSuu.org.

Thank you for all your support, together we are making progress.

Johnny Chatterton
Campaigns Officer
Burma Campaign UK

PS: On Friday 64forSuu.org came under a sophisticated highly targeted cyber attack which took the site offline for 20 minutes, we believe the attack was an attempt by the Burmese regime to force the site offline. Our security measures worked and no data was lost. Find out more here: http://www.burmacampaign.org.uk/index.php/burma/news/cyberattack-on-64forsuu.org

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Here's an email I got today, which I'd like to share with you -

Dear friend

Today Burma’s democracy leader, Aung San Suu Kyi, is spending her 64th birthday detained in Rangoon’s notorious Insein Prison, awaiting the verdict from the regime’s sham trial. She has already spent more than 13 years in detention and faces another 5 years in prison.

She is one of more than 2,100 political prisoners, imprisoned just for peacefully calling for freedom. They face horrific treatment in prison. Just last week we received reports that five political prisoners in Insein prison have been held in punishment cells, known as ‘dog cells’ because prisoners are forced to act like dogs and eat food from the floor. They are banned from receiving family visits and denied proper medical care.

They need you to act today.

Will you take action by doing one of two things today in honour of the Lady of Burma, Aung San Suu Kyi, on her 64th birthday:

1.    Donate £64 now OR

2.    Donate £8 now, then forward this email onto 8 people, encouraging them to donate

Please click here to make your donation http://www.burmacampaign.org.uk/donatenow.html

Burma Campaign UK has been working hard to build global support for Aung San Suu Kyi as she prepares to spend yet another birthday as a prisoner of Burma's military junta. But we have limited resources and desperately need more funding.

We are making progress but we urgently need your help to maintain the pressure on governments and the UN to take action to free Aung San Suu Kyi and all Burma’s political prisoners and to build the global campaign for Burma.

Please help us free Aung San Suu Kyi and Burma’s political prisoners by making a donation here http://www.burmacampaign.org.uk/donatenow.html

Thank you for your support.

Anna Roberts
Director

PS If you prefer to send a donation by cheque, please make it out to “Burma Campaign UK” and send it to: Burma Campaign UK, 28 Charles Square, London UK N1 6HT

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Reposted from: Avaaz


Dear friends,

Burma's democracy leader and Nobel Peace prize winner, Aung San Suu Kyi, has been locked up on new trumped up charges, just days before her 13 years of detention was due to expire. She and thousands of fellow monks and students have been imprisoned for bravely challenging the brutal military regime with peaceful calls for democracy.

The Burmese regime is renown for its vicious repression of any threat to full military control - thousands are in jail in inhumane conditions and denied any medical care, there are ongoing abuses of human rights, there is violent repression of ethnic groups, and over a million have been forced into refuge across the border.

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