Thursday, November 29, 2007

Over 5,000 Sign Petition to Counter Myanmar Junta

Source: Japan Economic Newswire via Burmanet

A group of people from Myanmar submitted a petition with 5,205 signatures to the United Nations Center for Regional Development in Nagoya on Wednesday, asking the international body to persuade the military government to stop suppressing demonstrations and to free democracy icon Aung San Suu Kyi.

The signatures are addressed to U.N. Secretary General Ban Ki Moon and will be sent to the United Nations Information Center in Tokyo.

“Strong pressure from the international community is mandatory to change the stance of the military government which is vigorously clamping down on people,” said Aung Aye Win, 43, a leader of the League for Democracy in Burma in Japan.

The group members collected the signatures in streets in Nagoya and other places in Aichi Prefecture since late September.

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