SECRETARY-GENERAL ‘DEEPLY CONCERNED’ BY SEVERE MYANMAR PRISON SENTENCES

12 November 2008
SG/SM/11922

SECRETARY-GENERAL ‘DEEPLY CONCERNED’ BY SEVERE MYANMAR PRISON SENTENCES

12 November 2008
Secretary-General
SG/SM/11922
Department of Public Information • News and Media Division • New York

Secretary-General ‘deeply concerned’ by severe Myanmar prison sentences


The following statement was issued today by the Spokesperson for UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon:


The Secretary-General is deeply concerned by recent reports of sentences and severe prison terms imposed in connection with the peaceful demonstrations of last year in Myanmar.  He calls once again for all political prisoners to be released and for all citizens of Myanmar to be allowed to freely participate in their country’s political future as part of an inclusive national reconciliation process.


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