On Detention of Aung San Suu Kyi

Thursday, June 5, 2003

Press Statement

The Polit Bureau of the Communist Party of India (Marxist) has issued the following statement:

On Detention of Aung San Suu Kyi

The Polit Bureau of the CPI(M) expresses serious concern at the detention of Aung San Suu Kyi, leader of the National League for Democracy in Myanmar. Hundreds of other leaders and activists have also been arrested. This step by the Myanmar government is a setback to the process of restoring democratic rights, which was initiated with the release of Ms Suu Kyi from house arrest last year.

The CPI(M) urges the Myanmar government to release Ms Suu Kyi and other arrested leaders and begin a dialogue to ensure conditions for democratic political activities.