13/11/2010

Aung San Suu Kyi Released



I am pleased that Nobel Laureate and Freeman of the City of Dundee Aung San Suu Kyi has been released in Burma. There are still over 2000 political prisoners in Burma and they should be released. Releasing Aung San Suu Kyi does not hide the fact that the recent elections in Burma were a sham. The international community should continue to put pressure on the Burmese generals to enter into a genuine dialogue with Aung San Suu Kyi and various ethnic groups to deliver a genuine and long lasting settlement in Burma.





I support the work of the Burma Campaign UK. I am really pleased that Dundee has given the Freedom of the City of Dundee to Aung San Suu Kyi. The Council called for her release and it is good that she has been released but this is not the end of the issue.