Saturday, 13 November 2010

She's free at last!

At 11am (UK time), Saturday 13 November 2010, Aung San Suu Kyi has been released after a total of 15 years and 20 days. She said to the huge crowd of people outside her house, "We must work together in unity to achieve her goal." She's gone back inside her house but will speak to the people at 12 tomorrow (5am UK time) from her party's headquarters - the National League of Democracy.
Burma Campaign UK has released this statement, "Burma Campaign UK today welcomed the release of Aung San Suu Kyi, but warned that the release should not be interpreted as a sign that democratic reform is on the way. Burma Campaign UK also called for the immediate release of 2,202 political prisoners who remain in detention."


  1. Praise the Lord ✟

  2. Thinking about you today Sheila and how you must be feeling - you should be very proud of all you have done to help bring this day about.
    Claire Soper

  3. What a week for Say Hei and Campie!
    Of course we are all delighted that she is now free but we also need to make sure that her release is not seen as a sign that democratic reform is on the way. We know that the dictatorship will use her release to get positive publicity after the blatant rigging of elections on 7th November. There are still more than 2,200 other political prisoners still suffering in Burma¹s
    It will be interesting to see how the rest of the world reacts now.
    Best wishes from Chiang Mai!

  4. hello my friend how are you??????I am so happy that you are out of jail in Burma

    Thank you Emily Cormack