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သာသနာ့Uေသွ်ာင္ Aျပည္ျပည္ဆုိင္ရာ ျမန္မာရဟန္းေတာ္မ်ားAဖြ႕ဲ ခ်ဳပ္



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June 16, 2009 Nayaka 718-426-3959, 347-665-5323
Ashin Cando Bhasacara 716- 512 3801
U Wilatha 917- 686-1738

Prayer and Meditation to Free Aung San Suu Kyi at White House
What: 3-hour prayer and meditation
When: Saturday June 20, 2009 12:
12: noon – 3: 00 pm
Who: 15-
15-20 Burmese refugee monks from around the US and supporters
Where: in front of the White House - 1600 Pennsylvania Ave. NW

New York: Burmese monks will gather outside the White House on the occasion of the 64th birthday of
Nobel Prize winner Aung San Suu Kyi to pray for her release from prison and to request a meeting with
the Obama administration. The International Burmese Monks Organization (IBMO) is organizing the
vigil that will include monks from all over the East Coast.
The monks are concerned with the recent arrest and imprisonment of Aung San Suu Kyi and her
continuing trial that could lead to a five-year prison sentence.

They are petitioning the Obama administration to take more direct action on Burma through sending
his representative to meet directly with the junta. Further IBMO calls on the United States government to
take a more active role in bringing peace and democracy in Burma through the following means:

1. Insisting on the release of Aung San Suu Kyi, as well as the other 2000 political prisoners including
over 200 monks and nuns
2. Backing a comprehensive global arms embargo against the Burmese regime;
3. Pressing for the regime to allow the ICRC full access to the prisons and labor camps.

Many of the monks will be traveling from New York City to DC for the vigil. Monks from the East
Coast will join them. The IBMO is chartering a bus to take many monks and their supporters to DC for
the day. They will personally deliver a letter to President Obama requesting a meeting with him.

International Burmese Monks Organization (IBMO) (718) 426-3959