Burma activists have rallied outside the Chinese embassy in Bangkok, as part of a day of worldwide protests to demand the release of Burmese opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi.
The rallies were scheduled for 12 cities across Asia, the United States and Europe to mark the 12th year that Aung San Suu Kyi, a Nobel peace laureate, has been held under house arrest.
Other women who have won the Nobel Peace Prize are urging the United Nations to take decisive action to secure her release.
Amnesty International has called for the immediate release of Aung San Suu Kyi and thousands of others recently detained for participating in pro-democracy protests in Burma. The Nobel laureate has spent much of the past 18 years in prison or under house arrest.
The protests come as Burma's military government has agreed to let UN envoy Ibrahim Gambari visit during the first week of November.
Gambari is on a six-nation Asian tour to rally support in the region to put more pressure on Burma. He met with officials Wednesday in China.Earlier in the week, Burmese officials also agreed to allow the UN special investigator for human rights, Paul Sergio Pinheiro, into their country to learn more about the military's recent crackdown on pro-democracy protesters.