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Statement on the Situation in Burma

On June 17, 2003, the Convening Group issued the following statement regarding Burma and the release of Aung San Suu Kyi:

The Convening Group of the Community of Democracies expresses its deep concern for the unjustified arrest of Mrs. Aung San Suu Kyi, democratic leader of Burma and Nobel Peace Price Winner. This repressive and anti-democratic action has led to an international condemnation. We demand her immediate release and that of other Burmese democratic political leaders. All of them have been unfairly detained.

Likewise, we reiterate the previous appeal to the military authorities of Burma to promptly re-establish a transparent process to return to democracy and respect for fundamental human rights.


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