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Friday, July 24

UNPLAYED PIANO - by Damien Rice and Lisa Hannigan. (Aung San Suu Kyi's trial continues - July 24, 2009)

Suu Kyi, 64, is charged with violating the terms of her house arrest by harboring an uninvited American man who swam to her lakeside home and stayed for two days. Final arguments to be presented today.

"We are very optimistic because our arguments are based on solid legal points," Suu Kyi's main lawyer Kyi Win said. "We have the law on our side, but we don't know if the judges are on our side."


more about Aung San Suu Kyi

The song, UNPLAYED PIANO, was written for Aung San Suu Kyi following a visit by Damien Rice to Burma in July 2004 and was released in support of the Free Aung San Suu Kyi 60th Birthday Campaign back in 2005

more about the song

from myspace video:
Burma - a country of around 50 million people ruled by a military dictatorship that regularly burns down small villages -
raping women and children and using others for slave labour. They have forcibly recruited up to 70k child soldiers, more than
any other country in the world. 1500 political prisoners arrested for their beliefs in human rights. Communication with the outside world is punishable. Owning an unauthorised fax machine or modem can result in a 7 year sentence. 1.5 million villagers have fled their homes as refugees.

Aung San Suu Kyi is a non violent defender of human rights and freedom. In the 1990 general elections her party won 82% of the seats in parliament - the military regime (SPDC) ignored the election results - they arrested Aung San Suu Kyi and killed thousands of her supporters.

video details:
*GENOCIDE 400,000+ *BASIC HUMAN RIGHTS VIOLATIONS *2 MILLION + DISPLACED REFUGEES *WORLD’S LARGEST RECRUIT OF CHILD SOLDIERS UNDER THE AGE OF 17 *SYSTEMATIC RAPE AND TORTURE OF YOUNG CHILDREN *ONE OF THE WORLD’S LARGEST OUTBREAK AREA OF HIV AND AIDS WITH NEARLY NO TREATMENT FOR MOST OF THE INFECTED *NO FREEDOM *WORLD'S ONLY NOBLE PEACE PRIZE WINNER JAILED FOR THE LAST 16 YEARS FOR SPEAKING OF DEMOCRACY AND FREEDOM ‘Please use your liberty to promote theirs’

The following footage was taken before her arrest while she was free -- it is a celebration of the hope that Aung San Suu Kyi brings to the people of Burma

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