Jim Carrey Protests For Prisoner Release

 - Sep 2, 2007
References: eonline
Jim Carrey is starring in a new video! But don't expect it to target your funny bone- He's hit the airwaves on YouTube in an announcement on behalf of the US Campaign for Burma and the Human Rights Action Centre, calling for the release of human rights campaigner, Aung San Suu Kyi.

The goal is to free the Nobel laureate, who has been confined by the Burmese government for 11 of her 17 year sentence. Suu Kyi has been under house arrest in Yangon due to nonviolent protests against the regime of General Than Shwe in the region.

In the video, Carrey says: "She's a champion of human rights and decency in Asia and a symbol of hope to all struggling people.
'Even though she's compared to a modern day Ghandi or Nelson Mandela, most people in America still don't know about Aung San. And let's face it, the name's a little difficult to remember. Here's how I did it: Aung San sounds like 'unsung', as in unsung hero. Aung San Suu Kyi is truly an unsung hero."

Carrey is asking viewers of the broadcast to sign up for the US Campaign for Burma and the Human Rights Action Center to help free her.

I love when celebrites actually use their star power for something good-- go Jim!