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Secretary-General Welcomes Release of Political Prisoner in Myanmar
The following statement was issued on 13 February by the Spokesperson for UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon:
The Secretary-General welcomes the release today in Yangon of U Tin Oo, Vice‑Chairman of the National League for Democracy (NLD), upon expiration of his six-year house arrest term. The Secretary-General hopes that this development will contribute to the advancement of substantive dialogue between the NLD and the Government of Myanmar as a necessary step towards a more credible and inclusive political process. To that end, the Secretary-General reiterates his call on the Government of Myanmar to lift without further delay the restrictions on NLD General Secretary Daw Aung San Suu Kyi and to release all remaining political prisoners.
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