U.S. activists say they are planning to hold demonstrations across the country Saturday to demand the release of Burmese opposition leader, Aung San Suu Kyi, in recognition of her 61st birthday.
The U.S. Campaign for Burma says it is organizing the demonstration in over 270 locations throughout the United States as well as 13 other countries.
It says it will use the events to press the United Nations Security Council to adopt a resolution on Burma.
Another rights group, the International Federation for Human Rights, sent an open letter to the Security Council Friday urging them to condemn Aung Sung Suu Kyi's detention.
She celebrates her birthday on Monday. The pro-democracy leader has been under house arrest for much of the past 16 years. Burma's military government recently extended her house-arrest order until mid-2007.