Myanmar: Daw Aung San Suu Kyi Should Be Freed
Myanmar: Daw Aung San Suu Kyi And Other Prisoners Should Be Freed - Annan
United Nations Secretary-General Kofi Annan today urged the authorities in Myanmar to seize the momentum created by recent announcements that some 9,000 prisoners will be released to also free Daw Aung San Suu Kyi and others jailed for expressing their political beliefs.
The Secretary-General "reiterates his belief," which is shared by the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) and the countries of the region, "that Daw Aung San Suu Kyi's continued detention is not in the interest of the process of national reconciliation and democratization in Myanmar," said a statement issued by Mr. Annan's spokesman.
Over the past several years Mr. Annan
has been pushing the Government of the South Asian country
to include opposition parties such as Daw Aung San Suu Kyi's
National League for Democracy (NLD) in a democratic
transition, and most recently has been urging it to allow
his Special Envoy, Razali Ismail, to visit again as soon as