As of today more 37,000 refugees have fled across Burma’s northern border into China’s Yunnan provenance. Than Shwe’s military junta has burned villages, destroyed livestock and crops, leaving refugees nothing to return to, or survive on. Reports of rape are common.
Use your voice to help press the U.S and U.K to take action. The U.K. and U.S. have an unparalleled opportunity to take action, since they serve as President of the U.N. Security Council in August and September respectively.
In the mean time opposition leader Suu Kyi, detained for more than 14 of the past 20 years, has been sentenced to another 18 months of house arrest (August 11) after being found guilty of breaking the terms of her detention by sheltering the American “intruder,” John Yettaw.
Aung San Suu Kyi has asked us to “Please use your liberty to promote ours.”