Suu Kyi Welcomes Burmese Rights Progress, Calls For More

Posted November 14th, 2011 at 7:15 am (UTC-5)
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Democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi says Burma's government has taken positive steps toward reform in the year since she was released from house arrest, but needs to do more.

Speaking to more than 100 journalists Monday on the anniversary of her release, the Nobel peace laureate said the past year had been “eventful, energizing and to a certain extent, encouraging.”

However, she said there are still key issues to be addressed — including the release of political prisoners, the treatment of ethnic minorities and the need for rule of law and an independent judiciary.

She said she had no news about widespread rumors that the government would announce the release of more prisoners Monday.