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The Foreign Affairs Committee of the Czech Parliament condemns Burma’s elections and welcomes the release of Aung San Suu Kyi

By People in Need  •  November 29, 2010

The Foreign Affairs Committee of the Parliament of the Czech Republic has published a resolution on Burma on the 24th November 2010 calling on the Burmese regime to start a dialogue with the opposition and ethnic groups and enable them to fully participate in the political life. The Committee has also welcomed the release of Burmese leading dissident Aung San Suu Kyi but brought the attention to the fact that there are still over 2 100 political prisoners held in Burmese prisons. The resolution has also mentioned the recent elections in Burma which were labeled as illegitimate.

People in Need is welcoming this resolution and also the long term interest of the Czech Parliament in the issue of Burma. „Burma is going through a very important period and we are concerned that the international comunity will become silenced after the release of Aung San Suu Kyi. On the contrary now it is the time when we need to keep up the pressure on the military junta for the dialogue,“ Marie Peřinová, head of Burma projects at People in Need, commented.

Aung San Suu Kyi after her release has called for a national reconciliation and publicly announced her will to cooperate with the military government on improving the situation in Burma. She has also called for the release of all political prisoners.

The original of the resolution of the Foreign Affairs Committee can be found here.

More information:

Kristina Prunerová, coordinator of Burma projects, tel: +420 777 787 917

Marie Peřinová, head of Burma projects, tel: +420 777 787 975

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