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Thursday, February 2, 2012

Dr. Sein Win Met With Irish Members of Parliament

Thursday, May 10 2007, 11:28 AM EDT
Mr. Conor Lenihan T.D., Minister of State with responsibility for human rights, met yesterday in Dublin with representatives from the National Coalition Government of the Union of Burma (NCGUB), Dr. Sein Win and Dr. Thaung Htun.

Department of Foreign Affairs
Republic of Ireland

Minister of State Conor Lenihan Meeting with Burmese Opposition Leaders;

25/04/2007
Discussions Focus on Human Rights issues

Mr. Conor Lenihan T.D., Minister of State with responsibility for human rights, met yesterday in Dublin with representatives from the National Coalition Government of the Union of Burma (NCGUB), Dr. Sein Win and Dr. Thaung Htun.

They briefed the Minister on the situation in Burma and on the work of the NCGUB to promote peaceful political change in that country. Dr. Sein Win also welcomed Irish Aid support for human rights and democratisation in Burma , particularly in support of Burmese refugees in Thailand .

Minister Lenihan expressed the Government's deep concern at the human rights situation in Burma , and particularly expressed his deepest concern at reports of the use of rape as a weapon by the military. The Minister strongly stated Ireland 's commitment to supporting political change, peaceful reconciliation and respect for human rights in Burma .

"I am horrified by reports of the use of rape as a weapon by the military regime in their ongoing campaign against civilians in conflict areas. The regime in Burma must immediately put a stop to this utterly reprehensible practice, as well as other serious human rights violations. I remain deeply concerned at the continued detention of Aung San Suu Kyi and would, once again, urge the Burmese government to restore fully her freedom and civil liberties, as well as those of other political prisoners."

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