Amnesty International celebrates the release of Aung San Suu Kyi by the government of Myanmar (Burma) today after 7 and a half years of house arrest. Aung San Suu Kyi, whom Amnesty recognized as a Prisoner of Conscience, and won the Noble Peace Prize in 1991, has spent more than 15 of the last 21 years under house arrest.
We want to thank everyone who joined with us in writing letters, signing petitions and attending events over the years on Aung San Suu Kyi’s behalf and for the human rights of the people of Myanmar.
Our work for human rights in Myanmar is not done, however. Myanmar still has over 2,200 political prisoners, many of them prisoners of conscience imprisoned solely for exercising their right to peaceful protest. Join us by clicking here in asking the government of Myanmar to release all Prisoners of Conscience!
Read Amnesty International’s press release on Aung San Suu Kyi’s freedom at: http://www.amnestyusa.org/document.php?id=ENGPRE013732010&lang=e