KT Tunstall to perform a tribute to Aung San Suu Kyi on the 12th anniversary of her being under house arrest.
October 24th 2007 will mark a total of 12 years that Aung San Suu Kyi, the detained leader of Burma’s democracy movement, has been under house arrest. It has been her heroism, courage and peaceful protest, in the face of an oppressive military regime, that has struck a chord with millions around the world.
Platinum selling artist KT Tunstall is the latest musician to lend her support to the campaign. She will sing her international hit song ‘Suddenly I See’ in tribute to Aung San Suu Kyi at her concert at Leeds University on October 24.
As the world’s media leaves the country to its fate, we ask people not to forget about Burma.
For more information contact Suki Dusanj, Events Manager at Burma Campaign UK, on 020 7324 4710
Notes to editors
• October 24th is a Global day of Action for Burma to mark 12 years of Aung San Suu Kyi’s House arrest. In 12 cities across the world at 12 noon, 12 people will wear Aung San Suu Kyi masks outside Chinese embassies to symbolize the 12 years of house arrest. For further information visit[url=http://www.burmacampaign.org.uk]http://www.burmacampaign.org.uk[/url]
• October 24th 2007 is marked as Aung San Suu Kyi day.
Messages of Support since the 2007 uprising
“The whole world is watching Burma, a country whose people have been repressed by a brutal military dictatorship for too long. The peaceful protest that began only days ago by Buddhist monks is coming to a climax. We wait to see if it will culminate in yet another bloody massacre. Aung San Suu Kyi, the Nobel Peace Prize winner, and rightful leader of Burma, has been forcefully and criminally interned under house arrest for too many years. It is time for Burma to be set free. It is time for justice and human rights to prevail”
26th September 2007
“We in the band remain astonished and humbled by the unbelieveable courage and humanity of the Buddhist order and the people of Burma. The actions of the ruling Junta are an abomination and the international community should take immediate steps to remove this evil, wicked regime and return the country to its people.”
Maxi Jazz, Faithless
30th September 2007
“I am appalled to see the brutality and killing that the military leaders are inflicting on their own people. I fully support the extraordinary bravery of the monks, nuns and ordinary people of Burma and their democratically elected leader, Aung San Suu Kyi. We are relying on the Chinese, on whom this illegal regime depend, to show the world their true colours”.
1st October 2007
“There is no way we will forget you. Now that your work of letting the world know is done, I wish you to stay alive in peace and health. The world desperately need your wise and gentle spirit. You help all people of this planet by just being. Please try to be alive for the world. I will try the same. With my deepest respect and love, Yoko Ono Lennon October 3rd, 2007”
Yoko Ono Lennon
3rd October 2007