Thursday, May 14, 2009
Conscience-Keepers In Prison
By Manuwant Choudhary
Among the worlds conscience-keepers are two compassionate individuals His Holiness the Dalai Lama and Burma's leader Aung San Suu Kyi.
The Dalai Lama for the past 50 years has been exiled from his home in Tibet and while he globe-trots giving peace lectures and winning the hearts and minds of the world and even acquiring a celebrity status..he has often said that he really does not care for all this if he and his people can return home.
The other, Burma's Aung San Suu Kyi has been imprisoned within her country..put under house arrest by the military rulers..although she won a landslide victory in the elections.
The military would rather have Aung San leave Burma but this resolute woman refused to leave her impoverished people to a ruthless and corrupt military.
And everytime, every year, her house-arrest term is to expire the military extends it, except this year when an American man John William Yettaw swam across a lake and sneaked into her home.
For this intrusion in a heavily guarded house - Aung San is being put to trial.
If there is anyone who needs to be put on trial they are generals of the military junta.
Aung San is frail from her years under house arrest and now she has been sent to prison.
The world must protest and protest strongly.
If you are in London do show your solidarity oustde the Burmese embassy on May 18.
12:00 - 13:00
19A Charles Street, Mayfair, London, W1J 5DX
London, United Kingdom
And write to your governments to stop doing business with such governments who do not have any morality because ultimately morals will save this world, not might.