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WLB Statement on the 65th Birthday of Daw Aung San Suu Kyi

Today, June 19th 2010, marks the 65th birthday of pro‐democracy leader Daw Aung San Suu Kyi while
she does remain alone under house arrest.  
After the premeditated Depayin Massacred in May 2003, Daw Aung San Suu Kyi was again confined
to house arrest although her house arrest term was completed on May 27, 2009 according to the
existing law. Instead of being rightfully freed, she was held and trialed with unlawful charges at the
notorious Insein prison and since these proceedings she is kept under house arrest.  
Moreover, the regime has completely neglected the righteous efforts to restore democracy urged by
both the people of Burma and International Community. Rigid legal provisions in the election laws
have been enacted in attempt to sideline Daw Aung San Suu Kyi from Burma's political arena, as well
as to create divisions between the leaders of the National League for Democracy (NLD) and
therefore, Women’s League of Burma (WLB) sees these motives as tricky political assassination.  
However, leaders of the NLD, including Daw Aung San Suu Kyi have made a rightful decision to not
take part in the regime’s sham election and WLB sees this as dignified and strong in political
determination of the NLD and thus WLB would like to honor their decision as a credible political
move on her auspicious 65th Birthday.  
Daw Aung San Suu Kyi, a leader of people of Burma, celebrated her birthday under house arrest not
only today,  but she has observed many in such isolated conditions in almost 20 years. Even though,
she is within restricted house arrest, she continues to be highly respected and inspirational national
figure of the people of Burma, along with democracy‐loving people around the world for her
unwavering and determined political leadership.  
We, Women League of Burma calls upon the people of Burma to join hand in this noble, peaceful
struggle to put the military dictatorship to an end by holding the political call “From freedom of Daw
Aung San Suu Kyi” to “Freedom of the people of Burma”.  
WLB also calls upon the international community, including the United Nations, to exert pressure on
the SPDC favored 2010 election which will only strengthen the long live of the military system and
bring more suffering to the people of Burma rather than to open up the political arena and bring
about genuine democratization.  
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