TIME TO FREE AUNG SAN SUU KYI
REAL DISASTER IN BURMA IS NOT THE CYCLONE BUT ITS MILITARY RULERS
By Manuwant Choudhary
13 years under house arrest and on June 19 Burma's democracy leader, Aung San Suu Kyi, celebrated her 63 birthday, alone.
But the larger question is why is an entire military, an entire government, scared of one woman Aun San Suu Kyi?
Now its not difficult to see and understand why, the world witnessed how lakhs of people got killed in cyclone Nargis and the Burmese military government did not allow foreign aid to reach its people.
So its not that its one woman Aung San who is under house arrest, the military junta have placed the entire Burmese people under house arrest. And after the cyclone, many dont even have a house.
When the UN and the US take action against countries for lesser known crimes, it challenges one's understanding how the top leaders of the world do nothing in Burma.
Aung San is not allowed to see her family or friends and all visitors are banned. Her telephone line is cut and all posts intercepted.
The story of Burma is the same. The Indian government is freinds with the Burma's military regime and they even want to link India by road to Burma but I would like to ask all Indians where they would be going to spend their next vacations. Definitely, its not going to be Burma.
Forget governments and oil companies, ordinary people around the world have begun asking why a beautiful woman is kept under house arrest in a country called Burma.
So join the global campaign to free Aung San Suu Kyi and all political prisoners in Burma.
Aung San Suu Kyi is now serving her third term of house arrest. She was arrested on 30 May, 2003 after the regime's militia attacked her convoy and killed up to 100 of her supporters.
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