Sunday, November 14, 2010

Free at Last


What good news yesterday!  Aung San Suu Kyi has been released, after seven years under house arrest in Mynmar (formerly Burma).

We are keeping our fingers crossed.  (She was set free before, then rearrested.)  She has been told by Burma's ruling military regime that she is now free to travel about the country, unconditionally.  Let's hope that's true.

Aung San Suu Kyi reminds us that "there are still 2,100 political prisoners in jails across Burma, and that no-one in the country could feel truly free until they were all unconditionally released.  'If my people are not free, how can you say I am free. We are none of us free.'"[1]

But for now, for today, welcome back from captivity, Aung San Suu Kyi!!!

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