Friday, January 9, 2009

Why you shold vote for Ashin Mettacara

The website Mizzima which specialize in news from Burma has published an article today on Ashin Mettacara the young monk that I ask you all to support at the 2009 Weblog awards. In this short text that is worth reading you'll find a lot more information about him and what it is he is standing up against.

For those of you who don't feel like reading the whole article here's a quote from it:

"...Burma's military rulers have hunted down bloggers and others involved in the dissemination of information and sentenced them to long prison terms. Popular comedian and film director Zargarnar was last year arrested and sentenced to 59 years of imprisonment for providing information and giving interviews to media groups.

Similarly, a young blogger, Nay Phone Latt, who is also a youth member of detained Nobel Peace Laureate Aung San Suu Nyi's National League for Democracy party, was also arrested and sentenced to more than 20 years of imprisonment for posting writings of Burmese youth on his Weblog.

Ashin Mettacara, who has completed his B.A and M.A studies in Sri Lanka's Buddhist and Pali University, said he would face a similar threat from Burma's military rulers if he should return to his homeland."

If that isn't enough to make you all vote or at least check out his website I don't know what is!

Muchacho Enfermo

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