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Global Day of Action for Burma


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Global Day of Action for Burma

  1. 1. "Global Day of Action for Burma"Nobel Peace Prize laureate Daw Aung San Suu Kyi is Burma’s most celebrated and beloved person in thestruggle for freedom in Burma. She has been under house arrest continuously since May 2003 and for a total ofmore than 13 of the past 19 years.She was supposed to be released from house arrest on the 27th of May. However, on May 13th, Daw Suu andher two female colleagues were detained after an incident when an American citizen allegedly swam across InyaLake and stayed at her house for two days. Daw Aung San Suu Kyi has been charged under the regime’s LawSafeguarding the State from the Dangers of Subversive Elements and is being held in the notorious InseinPrison. Her trial is scheduled for May 18.Her health has deteriorated recently due to the tight restrictions during her prolong detention. She has oftenbeen denied access to her personal doctor, who also was arrested last Thursday at the time of his monthly visit.Burmese democracy movement activists and supporters around the globe are planning a ‘Global Day of Action’on May 18, 2008 to demand her release and the release of all political prisoners in Burma.71 organizations from "Global Action for Burma" ( will take part in this activity.We invite all freedom loving supporters of Burma to join us in support of Aung San Suu Kyi and her struggle forfreedom and democracy in Burma.We will hold demonstrations in front of the United States embassy and other embassies from democraticcountries, and the United Nations offices.We request immediate intervention by the United States and other democratic governments around theglobe, the United Nations and International groups for immediate release of Daw Aung San Suu Kyi andher fellow political prisoners. We strongly urge the democratic governments and the United Nations toimpose all available pressure on the junta to respect the desire of the international community.(This is an independent campaign. Independence campaign is a results-oriented coalitiondedicated to Free Aung San Suu Kyi campaign to share information about the activities.)We have compiled a list of activities organized by groups around the world. We will try to keepthe list updated.(Update News: Canada, New York and Europe)Canada action update:
  2. 2. Protest in TorontoMonday, May 18th at 1:30 pmin front of Ontario Legislative Building (Queens Park)Protest in OttawaMonday, May 18th at 1:30 pmin front of Burmese Embassy Building, OttawaProtest in VancouverMonday, May 18th at NoonRobson Square(Down Town, Vancouver)May 14th evening, Canadas Foreign Minister issued a strong statement. MPs and a opposition partyleaders called in the parliament session for Canadian governments action.On May 15, Parliamentary Friends of Burma (over 40 MPs from all parties in Canadas Parliament)also issued a statement to call ASEAN and its member countries to act on Burmese regime to releaseDASSK and all political prisoners.New York City:When : Sunday at 3:00 PM ( May 17 ,2009)Where : Infront of Burmese Conuslate General Office , Manhattan, New York.Who : Burmese Citizens in New York.Europe:
  3. 3. Forum of Burmese in EuropeSonny AungThanOo(coordinator)phone:+49 221 9522450US (California)Burma Democracy ForcesPlace: United Nations Plaza, Civic Center, San Francisco. Market St @ 7th St;Time: 11:30 A.M. to 1:30 P.M.Date: Monday, May 18, 2009.US (Washington DC)US Campaign for BurmaMike HaackCampaigns CoordinatorU.S. Campaign for Burma
  4. 4. (202)234-8033 (office) (914)924-1541 (cell)Time and Place: Monday, May 18th at the Burmese Military Attache office (2300 California St.,NW, near Dupont Circle) from 12:30pm-1:15pm.ADBFMArkar, 301-213-0605Ko Shwe SinFree Burma FederationShwesinhtun88@gmail.comCell: 301-523-9292Ko Yin AyeFree Burma Federationyindbso@gmail.comCell: 301-905-7591ThailandCAC BurmaContact: cacburma@gmail.comTel: 800293350, 875247034, 845755416Yin Htweyinhtwe@gmail.comMs. Nang Thida Aye, Email: ntda.dwg@gmail.comMr Sai Myo Win, Tel: +66 835 823 490, Email: ida0072@gmail.comCanada
  5. 5. The event in Toronto:Date: Monday, May 18, 2009Time: 1:30 pmPlace: Queen’s Park (in front of Ontario Provincial Legislative Building)Contact Persons:Zaw Wai Kyaw, phone: 416 358 2318Aung Tin, phone: 647 343 7871Timothy Zaw, phone: 416 735 4128JamaicaBurmese Democratic Groups in JamaicaDr. Soe NaungSoehtwe2028@gmail.comIndiaAll Burma Students Democratic LeagueKo Kyaw ThanDawnstar88@gmail.comTel: +91 9810601506United Kingdom
  6. 6. Burma Democratic ConcernKo Myo Ma Ma Myo (Scotland),Tel: +44 1224 524 077email: khinmamamyo@gmail.comItalyKo Naing Lin AungFree Burma Federation (Italy)nainglinaung297@gmail.comTel: 0039-320-450-3567JapanJoint Action CommitteeKo Than Swe . 090 4964 9718Ko Kyaw Kyaw Soe 090 6031 4394Ko Mai Kyaw Oo 090 9831 7192Ko Ko Aung , 090 1506 2893Ko Hla Aye Maung
  7. 7. SingaporeOverseas Burmese PatriotsKo Soe 94874413