Police target illegally
imported ‘big bikes’
Chiang Mai police chiefs inspect the
confiscated bikes at police headquarters.
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Worldwide petition launched on Burma Human Rights Day
On March 13, Burma Human Rights Day, a global signature campaign was launched by
the Forum for Democracy in Burma (FDB) and the Assistance Association for
Political Prisoners in Burma (AAPP).
Tate Niang, AAPP director, stated that signatures will be collected both online
and on paper, and will be sent to the UN Secretary-General, Ban Ki-Moon,
together with a letter detailing the importance of the release of political
prisoners in Burma. 116 exiled Burmese and international solidarity groups are
supporting the project, which will run until May 24, the day on which Aung San
Suu Kyi should legally be released after her 6-year period of house arrest. At
the same time, supportive events and activities were launched worldwide,
including in Chiang Mai, where a former political prisoner, Let Let, gave a talk
about her experiences in prison. “I was arrested in September 1998 and they
didn’t notify my parents,” she said.