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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