In, criticising the government is still grounds for arrest, torture and a decades-long prison sentence. There hasn't been an election in over 20 years, and the last time they held one, the results were ignored and the winner locked away.
So as Burma plans to hold its first election in a generation, I've created a powerful act of solidarity:
Upload your photo and see yourself behind bars. The message? As long as Burma isn't free, I am not free.
In 2007, courageous barefoot monks led 100,000 people in peaceful demonstrations through the city streets. The military used bullets and beatings to disperse the crowds - including monks, women, children and students. They killed over 100 people - yet a year later, authorities passed a law granting full immunity to perpetrators of human rights violations, including government officials and security forces.
It's hard to imagine that conditions inside Burma before, during and after the elections will remain calm in the face of such barefaced oppression.
Please create your act of solidarity now: http://3freedoms.amnesty.org/
By holding the first election in 20 years, Burma's military regime is seeking legitimacy in the eyes of the world. So please stand with the Burmese people, and ask that they be guaranteed three basic freedoms: freedom of expression, peaceful assembly and :