Press Releases

    SG/SM/9982
    7 July 2005

    Secretary-General Welcomes Prisoner Release in Myanmar

    NEW YORK, 6 July (UN Headquarters) -- The following statement was issued today by the Spokesman for UN Secretary-General Kofi Annan:

    The Secretary-General welcomes the release of 249 prisoners today, reportedly including two prominent journalists and a close aide of the still-detained National League for Democracy (NLD) leader Aung San Suu Kyi.  The Secretary-General reiterates his call for the lifting of remaining constraints on all political leaders and the re-opening of NLD offices.  He further calls on the Myanmar authorities to resume their political dialogue with all parties concerned. 

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