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LETTER FROM MINISTER EMMA BONINO TO BURMA'S OPPOSITION LEADER AUNG SAN SUU KYI

Rome - September 25, 2007 Dear Aung San Suu Kyi, With great anxiety I am following the events unfolding in your country. This morning too, for the eighth consecutive day, thousands of young Buddhist monks met in front of the ancient pagoda of Shwedagon, in Rangoon, to demonstrate against a military regime which has been in power for the past 45 years. In these last days, demonstrations have gained momentum, thanks to tens of thousand of citizens who have joined the marches. Today 100.000 people are expected in the streets and I hope that this time they will be able to peacefully reach University Street N° 54, where you are under house arrest. For us, Transnational Radicals, who, in the name of Gandhian nonviolence, have promoted human rights and democracy in the world, this nonviolent fight is an extraordinary feat by a country and its people aspiring for freedom and justice. This is a great lesson, inspired by the most authentic interpreters of Buddhism, not only for the military regime but for the entire world. I understand that the military regime threatened to “take measures” against demonstrators or, as happened in 1988, to employ agents provocateurs in order to create disorders and hence justify violent repressions. I am convinced that this would be a tragic miscalculation. The world is closely watching the events in Burma. The European Union, as well as Asean, have asked the regime to avoid violence. Today, at the United Nation’s General Assembly, President Bush has announced measures to tighten sanctions on the country’s leaders. I would like you to know that the Italian government too has made a formal step asking the authorities to engage in constructive dialogue with the monks, with the members of the National League for Democracy and with the entire Burmese opposition, and asked for your immediate release. Dear Aung San Suu Kyi, I still fondly remember, during our meeting 11 years ago when I visited you while under house arrest, your strength and courage. And it is exactly this same strength and courage that the people of Burma need today. I am confident that the combination produced by the internal nonviolent action and the mounting international pressure from regional and multilateral organisations, as well as from countries committed to democracy, can lead to freedom in your country. You are not alone. The Buddhist monks are not alone. Your people are not alone. You have, all of you, the support and determination not only of my fellow Italian Radicals but of the entire international community daily committed in creating a world based on the defense of human dignity. Emma Bonino





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