Tuesday, November 27, 2007

UN Envoy Calls for Halt to Arrests in Myanmar

Source: IANS

The UN special envoy to Myanmar Ibrahim Gambari expressed concern Monday over fresh reports of arrests of opposition leaders by the military junta, and sought the help of the Vietnamese communist government to persuade the military regime in Myanmar to engage in dialogue.

Last week, Myanmar's opposition National League for Democracy reported the arrest of at least one of its senior leaders. Other dissidents reported that a Buddhist monk and a labour-rights leader had been detained two months after the bloody crackdown on mass protests in September.

Talking to reporters here, Gambari said the arrests contradicted Myanmar's own reports of progress following the crackdown and the release of 2,600 detainees and the junta's overtures to Nobel peace laureate and opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi.

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