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UN Envoy Meets Burmese Political Prisoners, Aung San Suu Kyi

Posted August 24th, 2011 at 1:20 pm (UTC-5)
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United Nations officials say special envoy Tomas Quintana spoke with political prisoners at Burma’s notorious Insein Prison on Wednesday, ahead of what he described as a “very productive” meeting with pro-democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi. Aye Win, a U.N. spokesman based in Burma, told VOA’s Burmese service that Quintana was permitted to speak to […]

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UN Envoy Meets Burmese Political Prisoners, Aung San Suu Kyi

Posted August 24th, 2011 at 9:45 am (UTC-5)
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United Nations officials say special envoy Tomas Quintana spoke with political prisoners at Burma’s notorious Insein Prison on Wednesday, ahead of what he described as a “very productive” meeting with pro-democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi. Aye Win, a U.N. spokesman based in Burma, told VOA’s Burmese service that Quintana was permitted to speak to […]

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UN Envoy Meets Burmese Political Prisoners, Aung San Suu Kyi

Posted August 24th, 2011 at 7:30 am (UTC-5)
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United Nations officials say special envoy Tomas Quintana spoke with political prisoners at Burma’s notorious Insein Prison on Wednesday, ahead of what he described as a “very productive” meeting with pro-democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi. Aye Win, a U.N. spokesman based in Burma, told VOA’s Burmese service that Quintana was permitted to speak to […]

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UN Envoy Meets Burmese Political Prisoners, Aung San Suu Kyi

Posted August 24th, 2011 at 6:55 am (UTC-5)
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United Nations officials say special investigator Tomas Quintana visited Burma’s notorious Insein Prison and spoke with political prisoners on Wednesday, ahead of a meeting with pro-democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi. Quintana, who is charged with assessing the human rights situation in Burma, had not been permitted to meet Aung San Suu Kyi during previous […]

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UN Chief Hails Suu Kyi’s Meeting With Burma’s President

Posted August 22nd, 2011 at 3:50 pm (UTC-5)
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United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon says he is encouraged by last week’s meeting between Burma’s President Thein Sein and opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi. In a statement released Monday, Mr. Ban noted that both sides voiced satisfaction with discussions aimed at “finding common ground on issues that would benefit the country.” He also expressed […]

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Burmese President ‘Ready’ to Work with International Community

Posted August 22nd, 2011 at 2:30 pm (UTC-5)
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Burmese President Thein Sein says the new pro-military government is ready to reach out to opposition groups and the international community, and says it will step up efforts to seek peace with armed ethnic groups. The Burmese leader made his latest overtures Monday in an address to a new session of parliament. He said the […]

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UN Human Rights Envoy Visits Burma

Posted August 21st, 2011 at 4:00 pm (UTC-5)
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United Nations human rights envoy Tomas Ojea Quintana arrived in Burma on Sunday for a five-day visit to assess the human rights situation in the country. Quintana is scheduled to meet with democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi in Rangoon on Wednesday. He last visited Burma 18 months ago, but was not allowed to see […]

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UN Human Rights Envoy Visits Burma

Posted August 21st, 2011 at 5:25 am (UTC-5)
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United Nations human rights envoy Tomas Ojea Quintana arrived in Burma on Sunday for a five-day visit to assess the human rights situation in the country. Quintana is scheduled to meet with democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi in Rangoon on Wednesday. He last visited Burma 18 months ago, but was not allowed to see […]

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Democracy Leader Meets Burma President

Posted August 19th, 2011 at 1:10 pm (UTC-5)
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A Burmese government official says democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi met Friday with President Thein Sein in the administrative capital Naypyidaw. State-run television showed video of the first meeting between the Nobel peace laureate and Burma’s first civilian president, describing the meeting as friendly. It said the two discussed the possibility of cooperation. Separately, […]

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Democracy Leader Meets Burma President

Posted August 19th, 2011 at 6:20 am (UTC-5)
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A Burmese government official says democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi met Friday with President Thein Sein in the administrative capital Naypyidaw. It was the first meeting between the Nobel peace laureate and Burma’s first civilian president. Anonymous government officials said the two met at the presidential palace, but did not say what they discussed […]

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