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Demand the Release of Burmese Political Prisoners

Nilar Thein before her arrest, with her daughter Sunshine and husband Kyaw Min Yu

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.

When you're finished, sign the petition to put pressure on the current regime to free Nilar Thein and all of the imprisoned “mothers of Burma.”


I stand with you all in prayer!


where is the petition to sign? jaxie


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The petition

Thank you Jazzyjax for your support for Burma's political prisoners. There is a link to the petition at the end of the post. I have also copied it here:

All the best,


Dear All

I deeply thank you all for your kind and valued effort to help our heroes of Burma. I singed the petition when I first saw the message and thanks again for keeping it for long. I am also grateful to those people who singed the petition and think of our people with from your bottom of your heart. I believe that freedom of our heroes will define freedom of Burma which people have been waiting to gain .

With thanks and friendship


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