Two Arakanese organizations hold rallies for Daw Suu's birthday in Dhaka
Two Arakanese organizations, Democratic Force of Arakan (DFA) and Rakhaing Women Union (RWU), both in exiles, held rallies to commemorate Daw Aung San Suu Kyi's birthday in
Activists of the Democratic Force of Arakan (DFA) held a demonstration in front of the high court in
Over 70 activists from the DFA chanted various slogans like “we want democracy” and “we demand the immediate release of Aung San Suu Kyi and all political prisoners from the jails” during the two hour long demonstration, which started at 10 am.
The demonstrators also carried banners and placards inscribed with demands for the immediate release of their leader Suu Kyi.
U Shwe Kyaw Aung, director of DFA,
Rakhaing Women Union (RWU) also held a discussion meeting on Daw Suu's sixtieth birthday at the National Press Club of Dhaka.
Several political leaders and social activists from Bangladesh attended and spoke at the meeting, including: Awami League leader KM Jahangir; Human Rights activist Khushi Kabir; Worker Party leader Haider Akbar Khan Rano; Bangladesh Society for the Enforcement of Human Right activist Aleana Khan; Rakhaing Development Foundation president U Chit Maung and RWU leaders.
Raza Lunn, the chairperson
of RWU said “Suu Kyi’s release is essential as it
would be the first step towards
The speakers in the meeting acknowledged over 1350 political prisoners across
They also urged world leaders to seek her release and work for establishing Democracy in
A number of world leaders including American President George W Bush, former Malaysian Prime Minister Mahathiha Mohmad and South African Nobel prize winner Desmond Tutu strongly demanded the Burmese military government to release Daw Aung San Suu Kyi from house arrest unconditionally.#
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