02 May 2008

Estrelas de Hollywood lançam campanha por San Suu Kyi / Hollywood stars campaign for Suu Kyi

Trinta celebridades de Hollywood lançarão nesta quinta-feira uma campanha a favor da libertação da dissidente e símbolo da luta pela democracia em Mianmar, San Suu Kyi, e pela liberdade nesta nação asiática governada por militares. A campanha de 30 dias mostrará estrelas como Will Farrell, Ellen Pege, Judd Apatow, Anjelica Huston, Jennifer Aniston e Rosanna Arquette em vídeos que serão divulgados na internet para sensibilizar a opinião pública para a falta de direitos humanos em Mianmar. O objetivo é criar uma rede de um milhão de assinaturas para a campanha americana a favor de Mianmar, um grupo de pressão para a libertação de Aung San Suu Kyi, de 62 anos, único Prêmio Nobel da Paz detida, que passou 12 dos últimos 18 anos em prisão domiciliar.
About 30 Hollywood celebrities will kick off a campaign on Thursday to seek the release of Myanmar's democracy icon Aung San Suu Kyi and push for freedom in the military-ruled nation. The 30-day campaign will see stars such as Will Ferrell, Ellen Page, Judd Apatow, Anjelica Huston, Jennifer Aniston and Rosanna Arquette appearing in video clips on the Internet highlighting human rights issues in Myanmar. It is aimed at building a network of one million people to join the US Campaign for Burma, a group in the forefront of efforts to free 62-year-old Aung San Suu Kyi, the world's only imprisoned Nobel Peace Prize recipient who has spent more than 12 of the past 18 years under house arrest. American Pie star Jason Biggs and actor Jenny Mollen appear in one video where they are on an apartment hunt in Los Angeles when suddenly the conversation shifts to Aung San Suu Kyi's house arrest. In another video clip, two stars from the popular CSI television show, Eric Szmanda and Jorja Fox, play a game called "forced labour" using cards with graphic pictures of alleged abuses in Myanmar. The International Labor Organization says 800,000 people were pressed into forced labour in Myanmar. The country's generals have called for a referendum next month on a military-backed constitution, the first balloting in Myanmar since 1990, when Aung San Suu Kyi led her National League for Democracy to a landslide victory, which was never recognized by the junta.

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