Many AIUSA groups know about the Burmese prisoner, Zarganar. Several local groups across the country adopted him and worked tirelessly for his freedom. On October 12th he was released, along with around 200 others, from his latest stint in prison.
The 50-year-old comedian had been serving a 35-year sentence spurred by his criticism of Myanmar's decision to block foreign aid in the aftermath of Cyclone Nargis.
We are excited to learn that Zarganar is on his way to the U.S. He will arrive at the end of January to spend three months working with the Clinton Foundation. Our country specialists will be working to learn more details about his visit -- where he'll be, and definitely, how Amnesty members might be able to meet him.
Stay tuned...and wishing you all a Happy New Year!