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Well-Known Musicians Seek Release of Aung San Suu Kyi - 2004-09-22


Some of the world's top musicians have banded together to push for the freedom of Burma's pro- democracy leader, Aung San Suu Kyi.

Paul McCartney and Eric Clapton, along with bands such as U2, Pearl Jam, Sting and Indigo girls, have together produced a set of 2 CDs dedicated to Aung San Suu Kyi.

Proceeds from the album, called `For the Lady,' will go to a non-profit group that seeks an end to the military dictatorship in Burma.

The group, U.S. Campaign for Burma, says that singing a freedom song in Burma can result in a minimum seven year prison sentence.

The album was announced a day after a resolution was introduced in the U.S. Senate seeking action in the U.N. Security Council against Burma's military regime.

The CDs are to be released in late October.

Information for this report is provided by AFP.

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