For years we all campaigned for Aung San Suu Kyi to be freed. She said that once she was in government, she would free all political prisoners. She didn’t keep her word.
Today, after more than four years in government, Aung San Suu Kyi is keeping more than 200 political prisoners in jail.
Some supporters of Burma Campaign UK have asked us, after all that effort, what is the point in carrying on? Why bother?
We carry on because however disappointed we might be, it is nothing compared with how disappointed those political prisoners sitting in a concrete cell with bars are right now.
Many of them had put their faith in Aung San Suu Kyi that once she was in government, she would free political prisoners and repeal the laws used to jail them. People could speak out and make jokes without fear.
They don’t have that hope any more. They can’t count on Aung San Suu Kyi.
Can they still count on you?
We are stepping up our campaign to free all political prisoners. We need your support for this campaign.
The first step is to write to Aung San Suu Kyi asking her to free all political prisoners. ([link removed])
Aung San Suu Kyi does not control the military. She doesn’t have the power to stop all the human rights violations they commit. But she does have the power to free political prisoners, and she does have the parliamentary majority needed to repeal repressive laws.
Will you email Aung San Suu Kyi asking her to free all political prisoners? It will only take a minute. ([link removed])