Saturday, January 31, 2009

Petition to help jailed bloggers

Just learned about this from Canadian blog, My Politichophobia.

As written on Ashin Mettacara's blog Reporters without Borders has launched an online petition to help free two bloggers that have been imprisoned by Burma's evil and violent military government.

"Reporters Without Borders urges the international community not to forget Nay Phone Latt (, a Burmese blogger who was arrested exactly one year ago today and was sentenced on 10 November to 20 years and six months in prison, or Zarganar, one of Burma's best known comedians, who is serving a 59-year jail sentence in appalling conditions for criticizing the military government online."

Can any of us even begin to imagine what it's like to be jailed for having opinions or for making fun of our governments? It would be like jailing Rick Mercer (in Canada) or John Stewart (in the US) and jailing me for having this blog...

It's just wrong people!!!
Please join me in signing the petition even just as a show of support for our fellow bloggers.


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