Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs written question – answered on 11th May 2004.

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Photo of Mr David Stewart Mr David Stewart Labour, Inverness East, Nairn and Lochaber

To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs if he will make a statement on the human rights situation in Burma and the representations he has made about the treatment of Aung San Suu Kyi.

Photo of Mike O'Brien Mike O'Brien Minister of State (Trade), Department of Trade and Industry, Minister of State (Trade), Foreign & Commonwealth Office

We remain deeply concerned about the human rights situation in Burma. The UK co-sponsored a widely supported resolution at the UN Commission on Human Rights on 21 April which condemned human rights violations in Burma. We fully support the efforts of Sergio Pinheiro the UN Special Rapporteur for Human Rights in Burma and regularly call on Burma's military regime to co-operate fully with him.

I have repeatedly called on the Burmese regime to release Daw Aung San Suu Kyi from house arrest.

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