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Free Burma’s Political Prisoners | Human Rights Watch

Free Burma’s Political Prisoners | Human Rights Watch
The elections held on November 7, 2010 in Burma were widely seen as a sham poll designed by the military government to entrench its rule with a civilian façade. Opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi, whose National League for Democracy handily won the previous election in 1990, was prevented from running this year. Having spent 15 of the past 21 years under house arrest, she was only released on November 13, one week after the elections.

Although Aung San Suu Kyi has finally been released, more than 2,100 political prisoners remain in jail in Burma. These prisoners include members of the political opposition, human rights defenders, labor activists, artists, journalists, internet bloggers, as well as Buddhist monks and nuns.

Now is the time to renew the call for Burma’s government to release all political prisoners in Burma. Please sign the online version of this petition, at the link above and make your voice heard. Your support can help the people of Burma. (Note, you may select Canada/Not in USA).

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