Nobel peace laureate, Canadian honourary citizen and democracy icon Aung San Suu Kyi has now been sentenced to another year and a half in detention by Burmese junta.
Her treatment is just the tip of the iceberg of the brutality of the regime -- spanning 40 years of murder, torture, mass rape, and slave labour.
Leaders around the world are moving beyond words and calling for concrete action -- 14 Nobel Peace Prize recipients, including Mikhail Gorbachev, Desmond Tutu, Elie Wiesel, and Jody Williams are calling for the UN Security Council to establish a commission of inquiry (investigation) into crimes against humanity committed by the military regime.
Further, the British and French governments are calling for the UN Security Council to impose a global arms embargo on the regime, with the British Prime Minister Gordon Brown stating that "nothing less than global arms embargo" should be imposed on the Burmese regime. Brown also said "I also believe that the UN Security Council - whose will has been flouted - must also now respond resolutely and impose a worldwide ban on the sale of arms to the regime."
Now, it's time for you to help build a powerful effort to overcome China's resistance at the UN Security Council.
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