24 October, Daw Aung San Suu Kyi will mark her 13th year in detention.
Yet, she remains committed to a peaceful, political solution that
is needed now more than ever for the people of Burma. It is imperative
that Burma’s neighbors and allies such China, India and ASEAN
renew and strengthen efforts to secure the immediate and unconditional
release of Daw Aung San Suu Kyi and her colleagues. As the Burmese
military junta’s gross mismanagement and oppression further
entrenches Burma as a failed state, it is in the region’s
interests that durable solutions are achieved.
This briefer profiles the experiences
of Daw Aung San Suu Kyi and some of the 178 other women prisoners
of conscience known to be incarcerated in intolerable conditions
in Burma’s prisons for their political activities and leadership.