A Birthday Wish for Aung San Suu Kyi

Yoko Ono helped campaign for the release of Aung San Suu Kyi © James Mackay enigmaimages.net

Aung San Suu Kyi, the Nobel Peace Prize laureate who has been the beacon of hope and change for nearly two decades in Myanmar (Burma), will be celebrating her birthday on June 19th.

Though the celebration may be inhibited, as over 2,000 political prisoners remain in prison in Myanmar.  Their conditions of detention are often inhumane and horrific; they have been convicted without the benefit of effective counsel or fair trials; and they have been convicted under vaguely worded laws that criminalize peaceful dissent.

Amnesty International members across the globe have urged the Myanmar authorities to unlock the prison doors and release all prisoners of conscience immediately and unconditionally.

We join with Yoko Ono in this birthday wish for Aung San Suu Kyi:

“Happy Birthday, Daw Aung San Suu Kyi!  Along with many others around the world, I was so happy to hear about your release from detention last November.  My birthday wish for you and the people of Burma is that all prisoners of conscience still behind bars in Burma are released! A dream you dream alone is only a dream. A dream you dream together is reality.

Love, Yoko.”

Take action: Call for the release of all prisoners of conscience in Myanmar

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8 thoughts on “A Birthday Wish for Aung San Suu Kyi

  1. Bless you. You are a voice for those that have no voice (political prisoners and those who are suffering in your country). May your years of selfishness and struggles for human rights pay off as did Nelson Mandela…the battle is not hopeless. Happy Birthday…may you live forever.

  2. Happy Birthday, Daw Aung San Suu Kyi! You are a wonderful woman, an example of humanity and dignity. Your peaceful fight for freedom, your force and tenacity are admirable. Far away from all the trouble you have I join you in spirit and give you all my force and love that you and your followers can carry on. You have the rightness and the truth on your side and you will succeed!

  3. Bless you. You are a voice for those that have no voice (political prisoners and those who are suffering in your country). May your years of selfishness and struggles for human rights pay off as did Nelson Mandela…the battle is not hopeless. Happy Birthday…may you live forever.

  4. Happy Birthday, Daw Aung San Suu Kyi! You are a wonderful woman, an example of humanity and dignity. Your peaceful fight for freedom, your force and tenacity are admirable. Far away from all the trouble you have I join you in spirit and give you all my force and love that you and your followers can carry on. You have the rightness and the truth on your side and you will succeed!

  5. Never knew of U B4 a post came up on my FB page. Now there's another soldier holding your safety & release of your comrades in her heart!

  6. Never knew of U B4 a post came up on my FB page. Now there’s another soldier holding your safety & release of your comrades in her heart!