Tough Talk to Burma

Foreign Affairs Minister Lawrence Cannon last week expressed concern over new charges against Aung San Suu Kyi, a pro-democracy and Nobel Laureate Burmese who has spent 13 years under military-imposed house arrest.

Published: Wednesday, 05/20/2009 12:00 am EDT

Foreign Affairs Minister Lawrence Cannon last week expressed concern over new charges against Aung San Suu Kyi, a pro-democracy and Nobel Laureate Burmese who has spent 13 years under military-imposed house arrest. In a statement issued May 15, Mr. Cannon denounced the continued, unlawful detention and called on the Burmese regime to respect the human rights and fundamental freedoms of all the people of Burma. "Canada strongly urges the Burmese authorities to provide appropriate medical care to all inmates in its prisons and to immediately release Aung San Suu Kyi and all other political prisoners," the statement read. Ms. Suu Kyi has honorary Canadian citizenship.

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