Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Conversation with Aung San Suu Kyi

Last week a Skype call was established between Burma’s pro-democracy leader and recently released prisoner of conscience, Aung San Suu Kyi, and Director of Amnesty International Malaysia, Nora Murat.

For two nights Amnesty International staff across Australia attempted to call and listen-in on Aung San Suu Kyi’s conversation joined by other youth activists and long time supporters of human rights from around the Asia Pacific region but were unable to get a connection into Burma. It is unknown whether it was the restrictions in Burma or the poor infrastructure that led to the failure to connect however it still highlighted the restrictions on freedom of communication that the people of Burma are being subjected to daily.

After many attempts, the call was finally connected through Skype and during the call Aung San Suu Kyi answered questions from Amnesty International youth activists, including our Australian activist Larnie.

There is now a recording available online to listen to the call between Aung San Suu Kyi and Nora Murat that some of our NSW office was lucky enough to listen-in on.
The recording can be found here: http://www.amnesty.org.au/crisis/comments/24272/

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