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2008-09-24 06:00:13

Text of press release published by Paris-based Reporters Without Borders (RSF) on 23 September Reporters Without Borders and the Burma Media Association are overjoyed by today's release of leading Burmese journalist U Win Tin after 19 years in detention. He emerged from Insein prison still dressed in prisoner clothes after benefiting from an amnesty announced by the military government for thousands of detainees ahead of elections promised for 2010. "We worked together to defend U Win...

2008-09-23 15:00:13

Myanmar journalist U Win Tin was released after 19 years in jail Tuesday as part of an amnesty announced by the country's military junta, advocates said. Win Tin, 78, the political mentor of Myanmar democracy leader and Nobel Peace Prize winner Aung San Suu Kyi, walked out of Insein Prison near Yangon still dressed in prison clothes, the journalists advocacy group Reporters Without Borders said in a release. The country's longest-serving political prisoner was let go as part of an...

2008-08-07 09:00:19

Text of report in English by Thai newspaper Bangkok Post website on 7 August [Report by Anucha Charoenpo, AFP: "Bush: America Seeks An End To Tyranny in Burma; reiterates call for release of Suu Kyi] United States President George W. Bush has vowed to "seek an end to tyranny" in Burma and called on the regime to free democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi, according to a copy of a speech he will deliver in Bangkok today. Photo from Bangkok Post, AFP, 7 August. Caption reads: "US President...

2008-07-20 12:00:23

Text of report in English by Japan's largest news agency Kyodo Singapore, July 20 Kyodo - Myanmar Foreign Minister Nyan Win said here Sunday at an informal working dinner for ASEAN foreign ministers that opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi could be freed from house arrest in about six months. Originally published by Kyodo News Service, Tokyo, in English 1514 20 Jul 08. (c) 2008 BBC Monitoring Newsfile. Provided by ProQuest Information and Learning. All rights Reserved.

2006-06-11 00:40:16

YANGON (Reuters) - Myanmar's military rulers did not hold talks with democracy icon Aung San Suu Kyi before her house arrest was extended for a year, a senior Information Ministry official said on Sunday. Last week, Information Minister Kyaw Hsan said "yes" when asked by Reuters if there had been such discussions before the extension of her latest detention on May 27. "Your question was just misunderstood. In fact, there was not any discussion between the government officials and her...

2006-06-10 09:47:48

BANGKOK (Reuters) - Myanmar's opposition leader, Aung San Suu Kyi, was recovering at her home on Saturday from an illness thought to be a bowel disorder, a spokesman for her party said. Police general Khin Yi told reporters in Yangon Suu Kyi, whose latest detention began in May 2003, had been ill but "she was not hospitalized." He did not give further details. It was not immediately clear if she had been taken to hospital for treatment. National League for Democracy (NLD) spokesman...

2006-06-10 08:30:17

BANGKOK (Reuters) - Myanmar's opposition leader, Aung San Suu Kyi, was taken to hospital with severe diarrhea on Friday and returned home after her condition improved, a spokesman for her party said on Saturday. "She was taken to hospital and then taken home. She is improving," Nyan Win, spokesman for Suu Kyi's National League for Democracy (NLD), told Reuters by telephone from Yangon. There was no comment from the military junta about the condition of Suu Kyi, who turns 61 on June...

2006-06-10 05:53:47

BANGKOK (Reuters) - Myanmar's opposition leader, Aung San Suu Kyi, has been taken to hospital in Yangon with severe diarrhea but her condition is improving, a spokesman for an exiled Myanmar group said on Saturday, citing unnamed sources. Suu Kyi, who will turn 61 on June 19, was sent to a hospital in the capital on Friday after suffering diarrhea during the previous 24 hours, said Soe Aung, spokesman for the National Council of the Union of Burma (NCUB). But a spokesman for Suu...

2006-06-09 13:53:53

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The United States voiced concern on Friday over reports Myanmar democracy campaigner Aung San Suu Kyi may have been hospitalized and urged the authorities to release the Nobel laureate from house arrest. State Department spokesman Sean McCormack said he had heard reports that Suu Kyi had been hospitalized but he could not confirm whether they were true or not. "We would call upon the Burmese (Myanmar) government to provide Aung San Suu Kyi any and all medical...

2006-05-31 17:40:08

By Irwin Arieff UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - The United States said on Wednesday it would ask the U.N. Security Council to pressure Myanmar to change its policies after its military rulers extended opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi's house arrest for another year. Washington "intends to pursue a U.N. Security Council resolution that will underscore the international community's concerns about the situation in Burma, including the unjustifiable detention of a great champion of...


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  • A vial or small glass bottle, especially one for holding vinegar, oil, etc.; a caster for liquids.
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