The European Union expressed concerns Friday over Burma's deteriorating human rights record.
The EU released a statement calling on the Burmese military junta to respect its own promises, and to release all political prisoners and immediately hold a substantial dialogue with the opposition National League for Democracy and other political groups.
The European Union expressed particular concern over what it called a growing pattern of harassment and attempted intimidation by Burmese authorities of NLD leader Aung San Suu Kyi.
The Nobel Peace laureate was found guilty of illegally ejecting a cousin from the compound where they both lived. She refused to pay a fine and a higher court suspended the sentence, sparing her from a week in jail.
Information for this report is provided by AFP and Reuters.