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Foreign Secretary concerned by new restrictions placed on Aung San Suu Kyi

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Foreign Secretary William Hague said Aung San Suu Kyi should be able to travel freely and without risk to her personal security.

Speaking after the Burmese authorities made a thinly veiled threat to the existence of the National League for Democracy and the safety and security of Aung San Suu Kyi, the Foreign Secretary said:

“I am very concerned by the menacing tone the Burmese state media has taken towards Aung San Suu Kyi and the National League for Democracy. The authorities’ warning that she will face consequences unless she plays by their rules is at odds with their message on dialogue and reconciliation. I remind the Burmese authorities that the safety and security of the Burmese people is their responsibility. Aung San Suu Kyi should be able to travel freely and without risk to her personal security. The international community will be watching developments closely.”