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Aung San Suu Kyi is unwell, please help by signing the online petition

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I have copied this from communication from the burma campaign. Please consider taking two mins to sign the online petition.

In the last few days you may have read reports that Burma’s democracy leader, Aung San Suu Kyi, is unwell and is being denied proper medical attention by the Burmese regime.

We are deeply concerned about her health and have urgently called on the United Nations and ASEAN to send envoys immediately, and insist on Aung San Suu Kyi being given proper medical treatment

Aung San Suu Kyi is reported to be suffering from dehydration and low blood pressure, and having difficulty eating. Her doctor was arrested on Thursday without explanation. Another doctor was allowed to visit her on Friday, and reportedly put her on an IV drip. He was not allowed to visit her on Saturday. It is not clear what is wrong with Aung San Suu Kyi, or what treatment she is being allowed to receive.

Since Aung San Suu Kyi was detained in 2003, the dictatorship has repeatedly stopped her having proper medical access. The United Nations negotiated an agreement that her doctor be allowed to visit her once a month, which is less than the doctor said was necessary.

Today Aung San Suu Kyi will have spent a total of 13 years and 199 days in detention since she was first placed under house arrest in 1989. The United Nations has ruled that Aung San Suu Kyi’s detention is illegal under international law, and also under Burmese law. The United Nations Security Council has also told the dictatorship that they must release Aung San Suu Kyi.

The denial of medical treatment is systematically used against Burma’s 2,156 political prisoners. The regime deliberately leaves democracy activists to die in squalid conditions in Burma’s prisons.

Nearly 300,000 people have now signed the global petition calling the United Nations Secretary General Ban Ki Moon make the release of Burma’s political prisoners his top priority. Please sign the petition now and help free Burma’s Political Prisoners: http://www.burmacampa...­

If you have already signed the petition please tell you friends, family and colleagues to sign it now. Why not forward this email on to them?

Thank you,

Johnny Chatterton
Campaigns Officer
Burma Campaign UK

P.S. You can find out more about Aung San Suu Kyi here: http://www.burmacampa...­
P.P.S You can show your support for Aung San Suu Kyi on her facebook page here:­
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