House arrest

4 Jun

Aung San Suu Kyi’s period of house arrest has just been extended.

“Aung San Suu Kyi will have spent more than eleven and a half of the last eighteen years arbitrarily detained under house arrest. For much of the remaining time her movement has been heavily restricted by the authorities. She has never been charged or tried with any offence” (from the AIA website).

On June 19, she will be 62. Over here they are suggesting that you send her a birthday card, and they’ve included her address.

Sometimes, letter writing does feel like an aneamic effort. You know, in comparison. And I imagine her mail is intercepted. But then I remember all the people who say they’ve drawn a lot of support from receiving letters and messages of support.

I don’t think I’m being cyber-hoaxed or cyber-hoaxing you when I write this. I’ve had a few emails about it as well as seeing it all over the web. But do let me know if you think I’m being naive.

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4 Responses to “House arrest”

  1. Pavlov's Cat June 4, 2007 at 6:39 pm #

    I’ve seen it too, somewhere very official-looking — I’m sure it’s legit.

  2. Pavlov's Cat June 4, 2007 at 6:39 pm #

    I’ve seen it too, somewhere very official-looking — I’m sure it’s legit.

  3. elsewhere June 5, 2007 at 9:59 am #

    It’s worth a try. As you say, you never know what the impact of receiving a letter might be. I’m sure I’d welcome it, if I were under house arrest.

  4. redcap June 13, 2007 at 8:50 pm #

    Ducks, I sympathise. I couldn’t do the public speaking thing if I tried. Writing is sooooo different.

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