Take action for a Burmese peace and justice activist …

If you share my admiration for Daw Aung San Suu Kyi – and for the courageous Buddhist monks and nuns who have stood up to a repressive regime, risking – and often losing – their freedom and their lives, please take a minute and sign this petition from Amnesty International, available here.
The letter is copied below the jump. There’s more that must be done, but this is a start.

I write to you out of deep concern at the recent detention of Daw Aung San Suu Kyi in Insein prison. This arrest is the latest human rights abuse inflicted upon the Nobel Peace Prize winner, who has been detained for 13 of the last 19 years, mostly under house arrest.
Aung San Suu Kyi and two female companions face trial in connection to an incident in which an American man allegedly swam across a lake to her house and stayed there for two days. Following this incident in early May, she was moved from house arrest to Insein prison, where she now awaits trial. I call on you to release Aung San Suu Kyi and the companions arrested with her, and I urge you to see to it that Aung San Suu Kyi is not returned to house arrest.
I am also worried about the recent decline in Aung San Suu Kyi’s health. When her regular doctor, Tin Myo Win, visited on her on May 7, security forces prevented him from entering her house. Upon returning home, he was taken away by the authorities, and his current whereabouts remain unknown. Please ensure that Aung San Suu Kyi receives the medical attention she needs, and please provide information about Tin Myo Win’s status.
I urge your government to demonstrate Myanmar’s commitment to human rights by ordering the immediate and unconditional release of Daw Aung San Suu Kyi and other prisoners of conscience.
I thank you for your attention to this matter, and I look forward to your reply.