Burma: Release Political Prisoners Before Election

Scoop, Friday, 23 October 2009, 10:28 am
Press Release: United Nations

Myanmar: UN Expert Urges Release Of All Political Prisoners Before Elections

New York, Oct 22 2009 5:10PM An independent United Nations expert has called on Myanmar’s Government to release all political prisoners before the national elections planned for 2010 so that the polls can be as inclusive as possible.

“I told the Government that these elections should be fair and transparent, that freedom of speech, movement and association should be guaranteed in the country, and of course that all prisoners of conscience should be released before those elections,” Tomás Ojea Quintana told a news conference in New York.

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