A British official telephoned Burmese opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi Thursday and criticized the military junta for limiting her freedom to operate freely.
The conversation between Foreign Office Minister Mike O'Brien and the head of the National League for Democracy was their third in two months. It was cut short because of constant interference and interruptions on the phone line.
Mr. O'Brien told the Nobel Peace laureate that Britain is very concerned about increasing restrictions being placed on her freedom to travel and operate freely.
He said that if the limited political progress achieved to day in Burma is further eroded, Britain would be forced to consider tightening its policies toward the regime.
Information for this report is provided by AP.