Drawing upon the voices of cultural leaders to protect and assist the vulnerable, marginalized and displaced.
Not On Our Watch is proud to announce its support of 64forSuu.org, a new website calling for the release of Burma’s pro-democracy leader, Aung San Suu Kyi--as well as all of Burma’s political prisoners. Launching today, the website will become the global hub of the international campaign to release Aung San Suu Kyi.
64forSuu.org allows anyone to upload video, text, image, or twitter messages of support to Burma’s imprisoned pro-democracy leader, Aung San Suu Kyi. 64forSuu.org aims to demonstrate the scale of outrage over her continued detention by encouraging high-profile individuals and the public around the world to write a 64 word message, a “64,” that will be delivered on Aung San Suu Kyi’s 64th birthday on June 19th.
Follow the jump for a link to 64forSuu.org, and add your voice to the growing call for freedom for Aung San Suu Kyi and all of Burma's political prisoners.
Burmese freedom fighter and Nobel Peace Prize Laureate Aung San Suu Kyi has been under government-sponsored house arrest for 13 of the past 19 years. As Suu Kyi awaits an upcoming trial on May 18th on charges meant to extend her imprisonment, Not On Our Watch has organized an international statement calling for her release.
Luminaries from across the cultural, political, and social spheres, including Not On Our Watch founders George Clooney, Brad Pitt, and Matt Damon, as well as Bono, Madonna, Steven Spielberg, Nobel Laureates Professor Elie Wiesel and Archbishop Desmond Tutu, Former Secretary of State Madeleine Albright, and Senator John McCain, among others, have united to demand that the Burmese military regime free Aung San Suu Kyi now.
Follow the link to read the statement and see a full list of signatories.
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