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Pressure Builds On Burma As UN Rights Forum Urges Suu Kyi's Release - 2004-04-22


The United Nations Human Rights Commission says Burma's ruling military government should immediately release opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi and other political prisoners.

In a resolution today (Wednesday), the group expressed concern at what it called "systematic human rights violations" against the country's people. It called for an investigation into a crackdown on political dissidents last year.

It also urged the Burmese government to restore democracy and respect the results of 1990 elections won by Aung San Suu Kyi's National League for Democracy.

The UN Human Rights Commission says it welcomes the "road map" unveiled by Burmese leaders in an effort to create democracy in the country.

Information for this report is provided by AFP and Reuters.

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