Talk by Ko Aung, ex prisoner of conscience and activist, introduced by Amnesty International Bath
Ko Aung, ex prisoner of conscience, activist and human rights lawyer, will be talking about his horrific torture and imprisonment by the authorities in Burma and his more recent work as a solicitor and a lecturer in human rights law:
"I am an activist, not a victim. I want to restore dignity, justice, freedom, equality and peace to Burma. That’s why we have been fighting for democracy; we give our lives to achieve it. So many people have died for it."
Ko Aung will describe the struggle for peace and justice in Burma – a struggle which is far from won despite the publicised concessions such as the release of Aung San Suu Kyi. Ko Aung is now working hard to educate other refugees and activists in the hope that it will contribute to a renewed Burmese society.
After Ko’s talk he will be joined on a panel by:
* Robert Gordon, CMG, OBE - President of the Britain Burma Society, Chairman of Prospect of Burma, and formerly Ambassador to Burma 1995-99 and currently
* Steve Bradley, Lib Dem Prospective Parliamentary Candidate for Bath, representing Don Foster MP Bath
Where: Manvers Street Baptist Church
When: 13 October at 7.30pm
There is a suggested voluntary donation of £5 on the door, which we will gratefully towards Amnesty International's human rights campaign work.
For further information please contact Mark or Wendy at Bath Amnesty on firstname.lastname@example.org