FREE BURMA’S POLITICAL PRISONERS NOW!
Memorandum to Prime Minister of India
(Submitted by Free Burma’s Political Prisoners Now! Campaign India)
19th June 2009 | New Delhi
Dear Hon’ble Dr. Manmohan Singh, Prime Minister of India
A global signature campaign has been launched since 13 March 2009 for immediate release of Nobel Peace Laureate and winner of Jawaharlal Nehru International Outstanding Award Daw Aung San Suu Kyi and Burma’s political prisoners. The number of political prisoners in Burma has increased from 1150 to 2137 on July 2007.
On 15 June 2009, former political prisoners and human rights activists have submitted 6,80,000 signatures to United Nation’s General Secretary Ban Ki-Moon to make it as United Nation’s priority to secure the release of all Burma's political prisoners, including Daw Aung San Suu Kyi, as an essential primary step towards democracy in the country.
In India, the Burmese people living in New Delhi under the banner of Free Burma’s Political Prisoners Campaign India joined this global campaign which promotes justice, equality and human rights. We have collected 27, 400 signatures from different walks of lives of people of India.
Dear Prime Minister, since October last year, more than 350 of 2,100 political prisoners have been sentenced to harsh sentences of upto 104 years. Nobel Peace Prize winner Daw Aung San Suu Kyi is currently on trial on trumped-up charges relating to the junta's own failure to protect her security, and she could face up to five years in jail if convicted.
We hereby, submit 27, 400 signatures from the people of India which was collected by FBPPN Campaign India. We hope to receive sincere support and help from your government.
Mr. Htun Htun
On behalf of Campaign team
Free Burma’s Political Prisoners Now, Campaign India
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