HC Deb 18 July 2001 vol 372 c261W
Ann Clwyd

To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what reports he has received about whether Aung San Suu Kyi will be released from house arrest. [4737]

Mr. Bradshaw

The recent release of political prisoners in Burma has inevitably led to speculation that Daw Aung San Suu Kyi will also soon be released from the period of house arrest she has undergone since September 2000. I very much hope that this will happen.

Amnesty International estimates that over 1,700 political prisoners remain in detention in Burma including, contrary to earlier reports, a number of MPs elect from the National League for Democracy. I will continue to urge the release of all political prisoners in Burma.

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