November 9th 2007
Daw Aung San Suu Kyi has been held under house arrest for twelve of the past eighteen years. Today, as the people of
Following UN Special Envoy Ibrahim Gambari’s mission to
On Friday, the junta allowed her to meet with three senior members of her party, the National League for Democracy. This is the first time she has been allowed to meet with members of her party in the last three years. Afterwards she met again with the mediator, Mr Aung Kyi and she said that it is time for the “healing process” to start.
We call on ASEAN leaders to urge the Burmese regime to start the healing process by freeing Daw Aung San Suu Kyi and all political prisoners. Genuine dialogue is not possible while Daw Aung San Suu Kyi and many of the leaders of the opposition are held behind prison walls, including the moral opposition, the monks and nuns.
The UN has called on the military junta to “create the necessary conditions, for a genuine dialogue” with Aung San Suu Kyi. This month,
ASEAN is 40 this year, the people of ASEAN want to celebrate its 40th year, not turn away in shame.
We call on the leaders at the 13th ASEAN