Aung San Suu Kyi’s 65th Birthday Celebrated In Protest
19 June 2010: Chin people across the world today joined the 65th birthday celebration of Aung San Suu Kyi in their residing countries, protesting against the ‘unfair’ detention of Burma’s pro-democracy leader by the ruling military regime.
In London, about 200 people gathered in front of Burmese Embassy in a demonstration organised by NLD-LA UK in association with UK-based organisations and individuals, calling for the immediate release of Aung San Suu Kyi along with other political prisoners in Burma.
In his statement, President Barack Obama said: “I wish to convey my best wishes to Aung San Suu Kyi, the world’s only imprisoned Nobel Peace Laureate, on the occasion of her 65th birthday on June 19.”
“Her determination, courage, and personal sacrifice in working for human rights and democratic change in Burma inspire all of us who stand for freedom and justice,” he continued as he called on the Burmese government to release Aung San Suu Kyi and all political prisoners immediately and unconditionally.
More than 22 cities around the world held demonstrations, concerts, performances, conferences, seminars, protests and numerous other events to mark the celebration of Aung San Suu Kyi’s 65th birthday, according to Burma Campaign UK.
Email groups and social websites such as Facebook have also been mushroomed with birthday wishes and postcards as well as presents for Aung San Suu Kyi, who spent her 65th birthday under house arrest in Burma.
Still being detained by Burma’s military regime, Aung Sun Suu Kyi has spent almost 15 of the last 21 years in detention.
Van Biak Thang