Press Releases

    29 November 2005

    Secretary-General Deeply Disappointed by Myanmar's Extension of Detention for Daw Aung San Suu Kyi

    NEW YORK, 28 November (UN Headquarters) -- The following statement was issued today by the Spokesman for UN Secretary-General Kofi Annan:

    The Secretary-General is deeply disappointed that Myanmar's authorities have extended the detention under house arrest of Daw Aung San Suu Kyi, General Secretary of the National League for Democracy (NLD), for another six months.

    The Secretary-General reiterates his belief, shared by ASEAN (Association of South-East Asian Nations) and much of the international community, that Daw Aung San Suu Kyi's continued detention is not in the interest of Myanmar's processes of national reconciliation and democratization. 

    The Secretary-General continues to make his good offices available in helping to address the many challenges faced by Myanmar.

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