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Aung San Suu Kyi Sentenced To Eighteen Months Of House Arrest

Nobel Laureate, democratically-elected leader of Burma, and Causecast Leader Aung San Suu Kyi was found guilty by a Myanmar court today and sentenced to another 18 months of house arrest.

The court initially sentenced Suu Kyi to three years in prison, but the sentence was commuted by General Than Shwe, leader of the Myanmar military junta, who altered the punishment to 18 months of house arrest, a move he said is aimed to curb instability.

Suu Kyi will have access to television and newspapers and will be allowed to meet with guests the junta deems appropriate.

Lawyers for Suu Kyi must appeal the decision within 60 days, if they choose to do so. The sentence, as it stands, will keep Suu Kyi imprisoned during the highly-anticipated Burmese elections of next year.

If you believe Aung San Suu Kyi is being wrongfully imprisoned, here is what you can do right now to help:
•Go to Causecast’s FREEDOM TO LEAD page to download Shepard Fairey’s iconic image of Daw Aung San Suu Kyi.
•Write to President Obama asking him to print the Universal Declaration of Human Rights on all U.S. passports.
•Send Shepard Fairey’s iconic image of Aung San Suu Kyi to everyone you know.
•Ask UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon to increase pressure on Burma
Donate to the Human Rights Action Center.


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