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NLD update, South Korea joins in pr
- Subject: NLD update, South Korea joins in pr
- From: dvb@xxxxx
- Date: Mon, 27 May 1996 04:40:00
Subject: NLD update, South Korea joins in protest
27May96 SOUTH KOREA: S.KOREA'S KIM URGES BURMA TO RESPECT HUMAN RIGHTS.
SEOUL, May 27 (Reuter) - South Korean President Kim Young- sam expressed
concern on Monday about recent events in Burma, saying human rights should
be respected, a presidential Blue House statement said.
President Kim expressed deep concern about the continuing virtual house
arrest of Burma's opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi and the recent arrests
of her supporters in connection with a pro-democracy meeting in the country,
the statement said.
"President Kim strongly called upon the Myanmar (Burma) Government to exert
a greater effort for democratisation and respect human rights," it said.
Kim, who became South Korea's first civilian president in 1993, had for
decades fought for the nation's democracy. On several occasions he was
placed under house arrest.
Suu Kyi, who was released last July after being placed under house arrest in
1989 for her outspoken attacks on the military, has vowed not to bend to
government pressure but continue in her struggle for democracy.
She opened a three-day meeting of her National League for Democracy on
Sunday despite the arrests of more than 200 of her supporters.
(c) Reuters Limited 1996
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