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January 2011

Justice for Burma

The world celebrated on 17 November when Nobel Prize winner and freedom fighter Aung San Suu Kyi was released as part of a concession before rigged elections in Myanmar (Burma).

     For 15 of the past 21 years, since her party swept to victory in the last free elections held in the country before the military junta overthrew her government, Aung San has been held under strict house arrest.

     United Nations pressure, as well as intense lobbying by Christian and other charitable groups, such as Amnesty and Burma Campaign UK, together with musical support from U2, has helped to raise the profile on the country, which is one of the most closed nations on earth.

     However, despite her release from house arrest, there are still more than 2,200 political prisoners in the country, according to Burma Campaign. Release International and Christian Solidarity Worldwide are providing support for many persecuted Burmese Christians in Myanmar and in exile around the world.

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