August 2003

The abduction of Aung San Su Kyi and murder of her supporters has refocused the world's attention on the plight of the Burmese people. Prisoner 2874 holds up the heavy foot shackles and handcuffs he was forced to wear during his long imprisonment. Although now safe in Thailand, the suffering he endured under Burma's military dictatorship still haunts him. He is determined to publicise the plight of his countrymen and has mounted an exhibition exposing human rights abuses in Burma. However, the generals are equally determined to prevent a new wave of protests and have been surprised by the enduring popularity of the opposition movement. On the streets of Rangoon, large posters warn people to be vigilant for critics of the government. They are to be regarded as traitors and must be eliminated. Supporters of Aung San Su Kyi have been arrested or executed. "Every night we are afraid that somebody will come knocking on our door," confides one opposition supporter. "One is simply afraid to go to sleep."

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