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Subject: IPB calls for protests against attacks on Aung San Suu Kyi

In the wake of international media reports from Rangoon at the weekend, =
the International Peace Bureau calls on its fellow Nobel Peace Prize =
winners, its 160 member organisations and all democratic governments to =
protest in the strongest possible terms the latest outrages committed by =
the illegal SLORC regime against  Nobel laureate Aung San Suu Kyi. On =
Saturday 9 November Ms Suu Kyi and her colleagues were physically =
attacked by a 200-strong mob using stones and iron bars. A man wielding =
a knife attacked the car carrying Suu Kyi, though fortunately she =
herself was not injured.=20

Reliable reports indicate that this disgraceful attack was orchestrated =
by the thugs of the USDA, a SLORC-run front organisation. Ms Suu Kyi =
said later "They're either trying to scare us or to kill us" but urged =
her supporters to react nonviolently and in a disciplined fashion.=20

This alarming incident comes just days before the APEC and ASEAN summits =
in Manila and thus ensures that the issue of Burma - always an =
embarrassment for the governments of the region - will be high on the =

IPB urges all friends of democracy to strengthen the trade and =
investment  boycott of the SLORC regime and to continue to insist that =
the SLORC must hand over power to the elected representatives of the =
Burmese people.=20