EXCLUSIVE: British Foreign Secretary Demands the Release of Burma’s Political Prisoners

British Foreign Secretary William Hague has taken the stand in solidarity with Burma’s political prisoners, demanding their immediate and unconditional release from prison. The British government has been vocal in condemning the forthcoming elections as a sham and in demanding the release of Daw Aung San Suu Kyi and all political prisoners if there is to be any sense of national reconciliation in Burma – something he was keen to re-iterate.

British Foreign Secretary, William Hague MP

The name on his hand is Mya Aye, leader of the 88 Generation Students who is currently incarcerated in Taungyyi prison where he is suffering extreme ill health and is in urgent need of medical attention.

With just over two weeks to go until the election, we are keeping up the pressure not just on the regime, but also on EU and ASEAN governments who take a more soft approach with the SPDC. With most of the leading UK politicians photographed already, there is just one big name yet to some… come in number 10 – your time is up.

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EXCLUSIVE: British Foreign Minister Stands Up For Burma’s Political Prisoners

The gauntlet has been well and truely thrown down by the British Government – Foreign minister Jeremy Browne MP stands in solidarity with Burma’s former political prisoners demanding the unconditional release of all of Burma’s political prisoners.

British Foreign Minister, Jeremy Browne MP

He had previously had his photo taken whilst speaking at Amnesty HQ last week but I managed to arrange a 30 second photo shoot (and a slightly longer chat!) after the briefing given by British Ambassador to Burma, Andy Heyn. The room was about a s dark as cell in Insein but we did our best and even managed a bit of undercover filming from DVB without anyone knowing… no change there then!

So will fellow MPs from the opposition party follow on from the governments lead?… stay tuned to find out…

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