Poor Aung San Suu Kyi. Poor Burma

In 1988, Aung San Suu Kyi left her home in the UK to visit her dying mother in Burma. In a few short months she was to become leader of the country’s pro-democracy movement. And for this she spent the majority of the next two decades under house arrest, unable to visit the husband and children she’d left behind in Oxford.

Yet hundreds of prisoners of conscience remain in Burma’s jails and torture cells. Their freedom, their futures, their hopes of being reunited with their families are still uncertain. 

But many others continue to suffer because they, like her, dared to stand up for human rights and freedom. Even as their endeavours begin to bear fruit, hundreds of political prisoners are still being held in jails and torture cells across Burma.

“It is to be feared that because the best known detainees have been released, the remainder, the unknown ones will be forgotten.” Aung San Suu Kyi, Nobel Peace Prize speech, June 2012

Click here to support the Amnesty International petition to release prisoners of conscience

Published by Rob

Now 70, I'm getting back into website development and brand protection, as well as showcasing the delightful artistic talents of my beautiful wife Lynne. My projection will encompass a lifetime of database marketing, as well as the Christian democratic socialist ideals of my wife and I.

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