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Indian Parliamentarians Call for the Release of Daw Aung San Suu Kyi

By Burma Centre Delhi  •  June 20, 2010

On the 65th Birth anniversary of the Burmese democratic leader and Nobel Peace Laureate Aung San Suu Kyi, Indian Parliamentarian’s Forum for Democracy in Burma (IPFDB) urged the Group of Friends on Myanmar and UN Secretary General, Ban Ki Moon to take effective action to secure the immediate release of Aung San Suu Kyi and over 2,000 political prisoners in Burma.

IPFDB sent the letter to the Heads of the states of the UN Secretary General’s “Group of Friends on Myanmar” (Australia, China, European Union, France, India, Indonesia, Japan, Norway, Russia, Singapore, Thailand, UK, US and Vietnam).

The letter strongly urged the group of Friends of Myanmar and UNSG to pressure on military junta of Burma/Myanmar to engage with Daw Aung San Suu Kyi before the elections that will be held in this year and appealed not to endorse and recognize the 2010 election result if the constitution announced in 2008 is not amended, if political prisoners are not released, and if the election procedures are not free, fair, inclusive and transparent.

The letter also recommended the UN to investigate the news on nuclear and missile technology and take strong actions to ensure that these programs are put the supervision of IAEA.

And also appeal to the UN Security Council to pass a binding resolution on Burma/Myanmar in accordance with the united Nations General Assembly resolutions on gross human rights violations in Burma to exercise the Responsibility to protect (R2p) policy against the authorities of Burma/Myanmar and to refer the military leaders to the International Criminal Court (ICC) for crimes against humanity they committed on the Burmese peoples for decades.

IPFDB issued this statement on the occasion of Aung San Suu Kyi’s birthday program in New Delhi on June 19th organized by the India based Burmese democracy activists. The program included the songs by the Burmese activists, cake cutting session, short video film on Aung San Suu Kyi and Burmese art show and Burmese food.

Indian Parliamentarians, Political party leaders, senior journalists, diplomats, civil society groups and individuals who respect and support Aung San Suu Kyi attended the program and the leaders from the BJP, SP, CPI (M) sent the solidarity message for her and struggle for the restoration of democracy and demand for her immediate release.

For more information: Thin Thin Aung +91-9891252316, Kim +91-8800414483

Download the IPFDB letter.

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