One-Year Anniversary of the Saffron Revolution

We call for the immediate release of all Burma’s political prisoners, including Aung San Suu Kyi, and Nilar Thein.

On the one-year anniversary of nationwide nonviolent protests dubbed the Saffron Revolution in Burma, the women Laureates of the Nobel Women’s Initiative honor the courage and determination of the men and women of Burma. We call for the immediate release of all Burma’s political prisoners, including sister laureate Daw Aung San Suu Kyi, and Nilar Thein—a woman rights defender and leading pro-democracy activist arrested just last week. Indeed half of Burma’s 2000 political prisoners were arrested in the wake of this uprising.

We urge that the call of the people of Burma – for democracy- finally be heeded by the junta.

In honor of the one-year anniversary of the remarkable Saffron Revolution, we are releasing a video in support of the people of Burma.

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