Wednesday, June 24, 2009
20-6-2009, Remember this day
Aung San Suu Kyi, Burma
Burma's famous opposition leader, Aung San Suu Kyi, spent her 64th birthday on 20-6-2009 Friday at a high-security prison outside Rangoon. The pro-democracy leader has spent 13 of the last 19 years under house arrest by the military junta and is currently awaiting the re-opening of her trial on charges of violating her house arrest.
Neda Salehi Agha-Soltan , Iran
On 20-6-2009, the Angel of Iran Miss Neda Salehi Agha-Soltan was shot and killed, during the street demonstration. She died because she only said that she wanted democracy and freedom for the people of Iran. Her name in Farsi is "Voice", the voice of democracy and freedom for Iran. Friends of Agha-Soltan described her as a relatively apolitical person, but that anger over the election results prompted her to join the protest. Panahi , her music teacher who was with Neda during the street demonstration, said : "All she wanted was the proper vote of the people to be counted. She wanted to show with her presence that, 'I'm here, I also voted, and my vote wasn't counted'. It was a very peaceful act of protest, without any violence.".
Why kill her? Is that anything wrong with her voice?
Aung San Suu Kyi from Burma who suffered imprisonment, deprive of her freedom; and Neda from Iran who died, giving her life to her country she loved. Both of them, for the democracy of their respective country.
20-6-2009, is World Refugee Day.......another swarm of refugee is expected to be coming from the two countries......Burma and Iran. It seems that the global refugee issue will not end, as long as politician valued their power more than their people.....
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