Saturday, June 18, 2005

Suu Kyi Turns 60

Aung San Suu Kyi, winner of the 1991 Nobel Peace Prize and a long-time proponent of democracy and human rights in Myanmar (formerly Burma), turns 60 tomorrow. Suu Kyi has been under house arrest for the past two years. It is her third time to be placed under house arrest since her pro-democracy activities began in 1988.

Tomorrow (or any time next week) would be a good time to send birthday greetings to Suu Kyi via the Embassy of Myanmar in Washington, D.C. You can fax messages to (202) 332-4351 or e-mail Letters can be sent to:

Embassy of the Union of Myanmar
2300 S Street, NW
Washington, DC 2008

Be sure to ask when Suu Kyi will be released.