HL Deb 18 January 1993 vol 541 c55WA
Lord Rea

asked Her Majesty's Government:

Whether they will act to increase international pressure through the European Community and the United Nations upon the Burmese Military Authorities to release Mrs. Aung San Suu Kyi, the democratically elected president of Burma.

The Minister of State, Foreign and Commonwealth Office (Baroness Chalker of Wallasey)

Together with our EC partners, we have repeatedly called for the unconditional release of Aung San Suu Kyi. The EC marked the third anniversary of her detention last July by calling for the immediate lifting of the restrictions imposed on Aung San Suu Kyi to allow her to participate in the political process. These points were reinforced in the resolution on Burma adopted by the United Nations General Assembly last month, which the Community co-sponsored.

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