Nobel Laureate and peace activist Aung San Suu Kyi turns 64 today as she awaits trial for violating the terms of her house arrest under Myanmar’s ongoing military regime. She has been under house arrest for more than a dozen years for her opposition to the brutal regime. She is one of the more than 2,100 political prisoners in Myanmar.
It’s important to continue putting international pressure on Myanmar’s leaders, who have put Suu Kyi on trial and are holding her in Yangon’s Insein prison. An online campaign, www.64forsuu.org, has been established. Amnesty International, of course, continues to provide a pipeline of information about Suu Kyi’s wrongful imprisonment.