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France/Burma/Aung San Suu Kyi – General election

Published on November 15, 2010
Burma – Meeting of Nicolas Sarkozy, President of the Republic, with representatives of the Collectif Aung San Suu Kyi and Info Birmanie Organization – Communiqué issued by the Presidency of the Republic

Paris, November 10, 2010

President Sarkozy had a meeting on Wednesday, 10 November 2010 at 5.30 p.m. with representatives of the Collectif Aung San Suu Kyi (1) and the Info Birmanie organization (2).

The Head of State expressed his strongest support for Aung San Suu Kyi’s exemplary political battle for a free democratic Burma, and her wish to be really freed on 13 November on completion of her sentence. The Head of State also appealed for the release of all political prisoners incarcerated in Burma.

President Sarkozy stressed that the general election on 7 November was for France neither free nor multi-party and that the electoral procedure had removed all credibility from it./.

(1) A French support group campaigning for the opposition politician’s release

(2)A French organization belonging to a European network of organizations campaigning for democracy in Burma.

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