Celebs tweeted away last Friday for the release of Aung San Suu Kyi. The imprisoned political leader turned just turned 64 and spent her birthday in a Yangon prison cell in Burma. Stars like Julia Roberts and George Clooney have been actively engaged in social networking and signing petitions calling for her release.
Brad Pitt, Madonna, and David Beckham have been posting online messages and videos on YouTube to highlight her incredible struggle with the "Burma: It Can't Wait" campaign. Aung San Suu Kyi is the Prime Minister Elect and a pro-democracy activist and leader of the National League for Democracy in Burma. She has been held under arrest by the military junta since she was elected Prime Minister in 1990. They have been postponing her trial indefinitely.
Hollywood activists sent a completion of birthday wishes to her called "64 words for Aung San Suu Kyi.” The messages were posted on the website http://64forsuu.org, which was organized by a coalition of human rights groups including Amnesty International, Human Rights Watch, the Burma Campaign UK and Not On Our Watch, a charity founded by the “Ocean’s Eleven” boys.
"Aung San Suu Kyi is an inspiration to her country and to the rest of the world," said Paul McCartney on the site. The document was also signed by Sarah Jessica Parker, Robert De Niro, Nicole Kidman, Steven Spielberg and tons of others.
Supporters in her country acknowledged their leader’s birthday by releasing sparrows and doves and singing “Happy Birthday.” You can leave a message of support for Burma’s imprisoned leader on the site and check out the celeb birthday wishes. Tell us what you think about Aung San Suu Kyi’s struggle for democracy—check out the celeb PSA below and make sure to comment!