Secretary-General Gravely Concerned over Criminal Charges against Aung San Suu Kyi

14 May 2009
SG/SM/12244

Secretary-General Gravely Concerned over Criminal Charges against Aung San Suu Kyi

14 May 2009
Secretary-General
SG/SM/12244
Department of Public Information • News and Media Division • New York

Secretary-General gravely concerned over criminal charges against aung san suu kyi

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

The Secretary-General is gravely concerned about the news that Daw Aung San Suu Kyi has been moved to the Insein Prison to face criminal charges.  The Secretary-General believes that Daw Aung San Suu Kyi is an essential partner for dialogue in Myanmar’s national reconciliation and calls on the Government not to take any further action that could undermine this important process.  As he has said repeatedly, the Secretary-General believes strongly that Daw Aung San Suu Kyi and all those who have a contribution to make to the future of their country must be free to be able to do so to ensure that the political process is credible.

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