Saturday, 23 October 2010

Junta Envoy Says Burma Has No Political Prisoners

Response has posted this story a little bit late, but thought it was worth it. During the ambassador's speech, it is reported, were the faint sounds of stifled laughter and the sight of fellow ambassadors hiding their red faces behind piles of important documents.

"WASHINGTON —  Burma's United Nations Ambassador, Thant Kyaw, told an incredulous UN committee on Wednesday that his country has no political prisoners.
“There are no political prisoners in Myanmar [Burma], and no individual has been incarcerated simply for his or her political beliefs,” Thant Kyaw told a committee that deals with human rights questions."

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