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Posts Tagged ‘Freedom Now’ (5 found)

Aung San Suu Kyi Released from House Arrest

Today, the Burmese junta released Daw Aung San Suu Kyi from her illegal house arrest. The junta has detained Suu Kyi for 15 of the last 21 years, and continuously since May 30, 2003.

“We are pleased the junta has finally released Aung San Suu Kyi from her house arrest,” said Freedom Now President Jared Genser. “Unfortunately, her release alone is virtually meaningless until the junta enters into an irreversible process of dialogue resulting in national reconciliation between the junta, the National League for Democracy, and ethnic groups and a restoration of democracy to Burma […]

November 13, 2010  •  By Freedom Now  •  Tags: , ,  •  Read more ➤

Countdown to Freedom: Aung San Suu Kyi Must Be Released On November 13, 2010

Burma’s Aung San Suu Kyi, General Secretary of the National League for Democracy and the world’s only imprisoned Nobel Peace Prize Laureate, should be released immediately and unconditionally from her illegal house arrest; however, she must, under Burmese law, be released on November 13, 2010. This release will occur after the Burmese junta’s fraudulent elections, scheduled for November 7, 2010 […]

September 15, 2010  •  By Freedom Now  •  Tags: ,  •  Read more ➤

UN Declares Nobel Peace Prize Laureate Aung San Suu Kyi’s Detention Illegal

UN Urges Her Immediate And Unconditional Release

Today, Freedom Now released Opinion No. 12/2010 from the United Nations Working Group on Arbitrary Detention. The judgment from this international tribunal unequivocally reestablishes that the ongoing detention of Burmese democracy leader Daw Aung San Suu Kyi is illegal and in violation of international law […]

June 17, 2010  •  By Freedom Now  •  Tags: , , ,  •  Read more ➤

American Nyi Nyi Aung Released from Prison in Burma

Returning Shortly to the United States

The Burmese junta released prisoner of conscience Nyi Nyi Aung from prison on Thursday, March 18, 2010; he will be arriving in the United States late Friday afternoon.

In response to his release, Freedom Now President Jared Genser said, “We’re thrilled that Nyi Nyi is returning to the United States and will be reunited with his fiancé shortly. While we are pleased the junta has released him, he never should have been imprisoned in the first place. […]

March 18, 2010  •  By Freedom Now  •  Tags: ,  •  Read more ➤

Burmese Junta Unjustly Convicts American Political Prisoner Nyi Nyi Aung

Today, a Burmese court found American Nyi Nyi Aung guilty on false charges and sentenced him to 5 years in a Burmese prison, including hard labor. The judge commuted the sentence to 3 years. Nyi Nyi was found guilty of forging a national identity card; failing to declare currencies at customs; and failing to renounce his Burmese citizenship. Freedom […]

February 10, 2010  •  By Freedom Now  •  Tags: ,  •  Read more ➤