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URCE urges UN to secure release of Suu Kyi
by Rohingya Human Rights
2008-06-04 09:13:34
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The secretary general of the Union of Rohingya Communities in Europe(URCE), Hamdan Mg Kyaw Naing has urged the UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon to take personal initiative to secure release of Burma's pro-democracy leader and Nobel Laureate Daw Aung San Suu Kyi and other political prisoners in Burma, the way he has got personally involved to persuade the military junta to allow international aid agencies to reach the cyclone-devastated delta area of Burma after being blocked for more than three weeks by the junta.

The URCE secretary general said, the Burmese military regime has again extended the detention of Daw Aung San Suu Kyi by one year today in violation of its own law which stipulates no one can be held longer than five years without being released or put on trial. The military junta has detained Daw Suu Kyi continuously since May 2003 and she has already passed about 13 of the past 19 years.

The URCE secretary general who is the son of the detained Rohingya parliamentarian U Kyaw Min said, it has been the expectation of the international community that the junta would at least honour their own law that they have framed to suppress the political activists and accordingly there have been worldwide appeals to free the Nobel laureate.

But through the extension of her detention the military junta has clearly demonstrated to the world that there can be no law when it comes to the point of eliminating the political dissidents or to suppress the pro-democracy movement. The military regime has already committed innumerable crimes against humanity and as the last resort of hope, the UN must do something effective to secure the release of Daw Aung San Suu Kyi and other political prisoners in Burma.

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Publicity & Information Dept, The Union of Rohingya Communities in Europe (URCE)
Address: Chatinka Guldbergs vei 12B, 2609 Lillehammer, Norway
Phone: +4761253851
Email: rohingyas.urce@gmail.com, rohingyas.urce@yahoo.com

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