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Aung San Suu Kyi

Address by Aung San Suu Kyi at the NGO Forum o...
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Today is Aung San Suu Kyi 64th Birthday. The Nobel Peace Prize Winner is spending it in Insein Prison, a notorious prison. She is still awaiting the verdict of the show trail for breaking the terms of her detention. She has already spent more than 13 years in detention and faces another 5 years in prison

She is one of more than 2,100 political prisoners, imprisoned just for peacefully calling for freedom. They face horrific treatment in prison. They are banned from receiving family visits and denied proper medical care.

Today we remember their struggle and hope for their release. For that is all we can do sadly.

Damien Rice & Lisa Hannigan: Unplayed Piano – Recorded for Aung San Suu Kyi 60th Brithday

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