To mark the second anniversary of Burmese poet Saw Wei's arrest and imprisonment, English PEN, the Democratic Party for a New Society in Burma (DPNS) and London-based poets will be holding a poetry protest outside the Burmese Embassy in London. We will be calling for the immediate and unconditional release of Saw Wei and of the many other Burmese writers of concern to PEN, including Honorary Members Aung San Suu Kyi and Zargana. The protest will include readings of Saw Wei's work in both Burmese and English, as well as performances by poets Ruth Padel and Niall McDevitt.
Sunday 14th February 2010
14:00 to 15:00
In front of the Burma Military Regime's Embassy
19A Charles Street Mayfair, London, W1J 5DX
The protest will begin at 2pm. Please do join us if you can, and bring Valentine balloons and cards addressed to Saw Wei.
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