Myanmar: author of student movement history still in prison

Document created by Juan C Gallardo on Nov 14, 2012
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Ko Aung Htun, a student, has been in prison since 1998 for writing a seven-volume history of the student movement in Myanmar (Burma). The history showed that since 1900 students have often been active in the movement for political change in the country. The Network of Concerned Historians (NCH) has campaigned for Ko Aung Htun in 1998 and 2003. It now joins a new campaign to release Ko Aung Htun, launched by Endangered Scholars Worldwide. Please find below (attach file):

* The appeal by Endangered Scholars Worldwide;
* A sample letter and addresses,
* A NCH overview of the case.

We hope that you can send the recommended urgent appeal immediately. Please remember to write in your professional capacity.

Thank you and with best wishes,

Antoon De Baets
(Network of Concerned Historians)