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Posts Tagged ‘65th Birthday’ (29 found)

Another birthday, another empty chair for Suu Kyi

The Free Burma Campaign South Africa (FBCSA) is using Suu Kyi’s 65th birthday this weekend to launch a postcard campaign, calling on the SA government to reject the forthcoming elections in Burma, and appealing to them to join Australia, the Czech Republic, Slovakia and the UK in demanding that the military government be taken to the International Criminal Court (ICC).

Dr Thein Win, FBCSA chairperson, urged those “who have empathy with the people of Burma” to participate in the campaign, titled “Yes to real elections! No to military selections!” and to send postcards to the Minister of International Relations and Cooperation in Pretoria. “South Africa has a moral responsibility to support the people of Burma,” Thein Win told M&G. “We request the SA government to denounce the 2010 election and to support the 1990 election result,” he added […]

June 19, 2010  •  Tags: , , ,  •  Read more ➤

Statement on 65th birthday of Daw Aung San Suu Kyi

Today, June 19th 2010, marks the 65th birthday of pro-democracy leader Daw Aung San Suu Kyi while she does remain alone under house arrest.

After the premeditated Depayin Massacred in May 2003, Daw Aung San Suu Kyi was again confined to house arrest although her house arrest term was completed on May 27, 2009 according to the existing law. Instead of being rightfully freed, she was held and trialed with unlawful charges at the notorious Insein prison and since these proceedings she is kept under house arrest […]

June 19, 2010  •  By Women's League of Burma  •  Tags: , ,  •  Read more ➤

Members of the Senate Women’s Caucus on Burma Call on Burmese Military Junta to Release Democratic Leader Aung San Suu Kyi on Her Birthday

The members of the Senate Women’s Caucus on Burma today renewed calls for the Burmese military junta, the State Peace and Development Council, to immediately release imprisoned democratic leader Aung San Suu Kyi, as well as all other political prisoners, on her birthday […]

June 19, 2010  •  By Senate Women's Caucus on Burma  •  Tags: , ,  •  Read more ➤

European MPs Reject Sham Elections and Pledge Support for Daw Aung San Suu Kyi

The European Parliamentary Caucus on Burma has written an open letter to Daw Aung San Suu Kyi, detained leader of Burma’s democracy movement, on the occasion of her 65th birthday. The European Parliamentary Caucus on Burma represents MPs from sixteen countries […]

June 18, 2010  •  By European Parliamentary Caucus on Burma  •  Tags: , ,  •  Read more ➤

FBCSA Statement on Daw Aung San Suu Kyi’s Birthday

On the occasion of the 65th birthday, the 19th June 2010, of Burma’s democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi who is the world’s only imprisoned Nobel Peace Laureate and Nelson Mandela’s fellow Elder, his younger Elder sister as such.

The Free Burma Campaign (South Africa)(FBC(SA)) would like to wish Aung San Suu Kyi a very happy birthday […]

June 18, 2010  •  By Free Burma Campaign South Africa  •  Tags: , , ,  •  Read more ➤

Aung San Suu Kyi’s desperate plea to the world

By Andrew Buncombe

As Aung San Suu Kyi prepares to celebrate her 65th birthday tomorrow, confined in the house in which she has spent most of the past two decades, a confidante of the Burmese opposition leader has made a simple but passionate appeal to those in the West to use their freedom to help his country achieve the same.

In a hand-written letter smuggled out of Burma and passed to The Independent, U Win Tin writes: “I want to repeat and echo her own words – ‘please use your liberty to promote ours’ […]

June 18, 2010  •  Tags: ,  •  Read more ➤

Burma’s Detained Democracy Leader Honored Globally for 65th Birthday

Activists and supporters spoke at the Bangkok press club Thursday calling for Aung San Suu Kyi’s release and for the government to agree to a dialogue with her and opposition groups.

Canada’s Ambassador to Thailand, Ron Hoffman, says Aung San Suu Kyi is one of the few foreigners granted honorary Canadian citizenship for her work towards democracy in Burma.

“Today we reaffirm our commitment to carry this collective struggle forward. The government of Canada will do its part to ensure that Canadian actions match our words,” Hoffman said […]

June 18, 2010  •  Tags: ,  •  Read more ➤

Philippine Groups Celebrate Aung San Suu Kyi Birthday and Women of Burma Day

About a hundred activists, mostly women, representing different Philippine organizations read poetry and sang songs dedicated to Daw Aung San Suu Kyi and all the women of Burma in front of the SPDC Myanmar Embassy in Makati City. This is in celebration of Daw Aung San Suu Kyi’s 65th birthday (June 19) and the “Women of Burma Day” […]

June 18, 2010  •  By Free Burma Coalition - Philippines  •  Tags: , , ,  •  Read more ➤

Philippine solidarity activists join int’l celebration of Aung San Suu Kyi’s 65th birthday

Solidarity activists, mostly women under the Free Burma Coalition – Philippines (FBC-Phils) today staged a rally in front of the Myanmar (Burma) Embassy in Makati City as part of the international celebration of the 65th birthday of Burma’s democracy icon Aung San Suu Kyi […]

June 18, 2010  •  By Free Burma Coalition - Philippines  •  Tags: , , ,  •  Read more ➤

Statement by the President on the Birthday of Aung San Suu Kyi

I wish to convey my best wishes to Aung San Suu Kyi, the world’s only imprisoned Nobel Peace Laureate, on the occasion of her 65th birthday on June 19. Her determination, courage, and personal sacrifice in working for human rights and democratic change in Burma inspire all of us who stand for freedom and justice […]

June 18, 2010  •  By US President Obama  •  Tags: , , ,  •  Read more ➤