Thursday, October 25, 2007

Update on Pinheiro's Visit to Burma, NLD talks with junta


Some quick updates on the UN talks and UN special rapporteur on human rights for Myanmar Paulo Sergio Pinheiro's trip to Burma.

Suu Kyi Meets Junta's Official

By The Associated Press

Pro-democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi—under house arrest for 12 of the last 18 years—met for about one hour with a Burmese military government official Thursday afternoon, a diplomat said.

Pinheiro Hopes for More Cooperation This Time

By Yeni

Amid mounting international pressure, Burma's military rulers have now agreed to a return visit by the UN's human rights rapporteur for Burma, Paulo Sergio Pinheiro, who was appointed to the position seven years go.

Pinheiro Says He’ll End Visit If Junta Doesn’t Cooperate

By Lalit K Jha/United Nations

UN human rights envoy Paulo Sergio Pinheiro says that unless the Burmese junta cooperates fully with him when he visits Burma in November he will immediately leave the country.