Aung San Suu Kyi really free: let’s amend the Burmese Constitution
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The current Constitution of Burma, enforced by the military Regime in 2008, prevents Aung San Suu Kyi, Nobel Prize for peace and leader of the opposition, from running for President.
Clause 59 (f) prevents Aung San Suu Kyi from running for the Presidential elections, because she has family bonds with foreigners: her two sons are British citizens. This clause was written to prevent her people from electing her and to prevent her from taking a leading role in Burma.
Since more than one year, Aung San Suu Kyi is requesting to amend this Constitution. In her Country, five million of citizens signed a petition promoted by NLD and the democratic movement for the change of the Constitution.
The Burmese people cannot choose her as President and cannot vote for all their representatives in the Parliament House.
The next election, which is due on October 2015, must be “really free”.
We ask the Burma government to amend the clause 59 (f) of the Constitution to let Aung San Suu Kyi run for President with a fair election law.
This international petition is being promoted by the Italian Association “Amici della Birmania” (www.amiciziaitaliabirmania.it).
This petition has already been signed by:
DESMOND TUTU, Nobel Prize for Peace
ROBERTO BAGGIO, Peace Submit Award
SANDRA ZAMPA Italian MP, President of the Amici della Birmania Parliamentary Association
ALBERTINA SOLIANI, former President of the Amici della Birmania Parliamentary Association
FLAVIA PRODI, Political Sciences Professor at Bologna University
GIUSEPPE MALPELI, President of the Amici della Birmania Parliamentary Association
VALERIA FEDELI, Vice-President of the Senate of the Italian Republic
IVANO DIONIGI, Dean of Bologna University
SILVIA COSTA, President of the European Parliament’s Committee on Culture
PATRIZIA TOIA, Member of the European Parliament
RITA GHEDINI, President of Lega Coop Bologna
NATALIA BORRI, President of The Ad Store Italy and The Ad Store NYC
LILIANA CAVANI, Film Director
ROBERTA MORI, National President of Equality Commission
LIA QUARTAPELLE, Member of the Italian Chamber of Deputies, Committee on Foreign Affairs
CARLO FERRARI, Amici della Birmania Association
SARA AVANZINI, Amici della Birmania Association
This is a global campaign promoted by the Italian Association “Amici della Birmania” (Friends of Burma). Other people are launching the same petition in other countries, which is addressed to normal citizens and political and cultural leaders.
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