Answers on a postcard…
Andy Parsons is known to many as one of the regular panellists on BBC’s Mock the Week. Andy has recently donated his time to film a video about Burma’s most famous comedian, Zarganar. Zarganar is currently serving a 35-year prison sentence after criticising the Burmese government’s handling of Cyclone Nargis in 2008. The cyclone devastated the country - more than 140,000 people died and millions were made homeless. Zarganar organised relief for many villages which had received no official help. He was convicted of “public order offences”.
You can help Zarganar by letting the Burmese ruling Generals know people are concerned about him. Get the campaign’s free, pre-printed postcards from Equity (the UK trade union for performers) and send them to the Burmese Government. Artists and non-artists around the world are joining in the postcard campaign. Ask for a bundle so your family and friends can join in too.
For more information or to order postcards contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
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