Free Min Ko Naing Campaign Committee, Burma (FMCCB)
Statement No.1 (2001)
Date: February 10, 2001
(1) The Free Min Ko Naing Campaign Committee, Burma (FMCCB) was formed on February 01, 2001, at the Thai-Burmese border by close friends of Min Ko Naing.
(2) FMCCB is not a political party, a front, a league, or an umbrella organization and is not formally affiliated with any other organization.
(3) FMCCB welcomes anybody as an individual who admires Min Ko Naing and the student prisoners of Burma for their sacrifices and would like to befriend them to join.
(4) FMCCB is set up to highlight Min Ko Naing in particular, because of his symbolic role in the Burmese student movement, though it will be working together with and assisting all groups struggling for the release of political prisoners in Burma.
(5) FMCCB will carry out the following functions:
(a) To gather news about the situation of Min Ko Naing (and other student prisoners) and inform our members regularly of this news.
(b) To release press statements about the situation of Min Ko Naing (and other student prisoners) to raise international awareness and get assistance.
(c) To coordinate all-inclusive networks and timely programs for the Free Min Ko Naing Campaign.
(d) To collect documentation and organize an exhibition about Min Ko Naing.
(e) To establish mutual understanding and solidarity between international students and the students of Burma.
(f) To request that the United Nations and international governments apply the necessary means to have Min Ko Naing (and other student prisoners) released from jail.
(g)To promote the image and sacrificing role of Min Ko Naing (and other student prisoners) for international recognition.
(6) FMCCB will not raise funds from any donors using Min Ko Naing's name. FMCCB is a committee with a purely voluntary basis, committed to Min Ko Naing and fellow colleagues.
(7) FMCCB will dissolve its organization when Min Ko Naing (and other student prisoners) are freed.
(8) Please visit our web site < www.freeminkonaing.org> for more information.
(Moe Thee Zun , Aung Din , Thu Rein, Htet Khaing , Min Zin , Than Dok, and Bo Kyi)