Prague calls for freeing of all Burma’s political prisoners

Following the release of pro-democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi, the Czech government has appealed to the authorities in Burma to free all of the country’s political prisoners. Prague also called on the Burmese military government to lift restrictions on opposition parties that did not take part in elections last weekend regarded as unfair. The Czech foreign minister, Karel Schwarzenberg, said Aung San Suu Kyi had faithful friends in the Czech Republic; he said he hoped they would one day be able to visit the Nobel Peace Prize winner.

Author: Ian Willoughby