Demand the Release of Burmese Political Prisoners
Aung San Suu Kyi, leader of Burma’s pro-democracy movement and a symbol of the human rights struggle in her country, was released from her 14-year detention under house arrest on November 13, 2010 to the celebration of supporters around the world.
As Aung San Suu Kyi’s voice reemerges in the public sphere, many of the activists working for change in Burma remain in prison, their voices still silenced by Burma’s repressive regime.
Political dissidents in Burma face arbitrary arrest and detention and are frequently subject to torture and abuse in prison.
Nilar Thein, an activist arrested in 2008, is currently serving a 65-year prison sentence and has been separated from her three and a half-year-old daughter Sunshine for most of her daughter’s life.
A Safe World for Women reports that Nilar Thein is currently on hunger strike and is being held in solitary confinement. The organization has launched a campaign on her behalf and on behalf of the many women who are still imprisoned in Burma. You can visit A Safe World for Women to read these women's stories and to learn about the future they are fighting for in their country.