The leader of Burma’s National League for Democracy and Nobel Peace Prize Winner Aung San Suu Kyi has been charged with breaching the conditions of her house arrest. The charge relates to a US citizen who reportedly swam across the lake to her home and in doing so violated the ban on her meeting with anyone without prior permission.
English PEN Honorary Member Suu Kyi was taken from her home, where she was being held under house arrest, to the notorious Insein Prison in Rangoon. Suu Kyi and two members of her house staff are detained under Section 22 of the State Protection Law for “subversion”. For more information on the charges, please click here.
Aung San Suu Kyi’s trial is due to begin on Monday 18 May 2009, and she could face up to five years in prison if found guilty.
As such, on Monday 18 May, there will be a global day of action for Aung San Suu Kyi. A peaceful demonstration will be held between 12 and 1pm in front of the Burmese Embassy in London to demand the release of Aung San Suu Kyi and all of Burma’s political prisoners.
Please do come along and show your support.
Burmese Embassy Street: 19A Charles Street, Mayfair, London, W1J 5DX (Nearest tube: Green Park)
Originally posted with the url: www.englishpen.org/writersinprison/bulletins/myanmarburmaglobalactionday-monday18may/