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Aung San Suu Kyi

Volume 493: debated on Wednesday 3 June 2009

To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what his policy is on proposals to add the judges, court officials and police involved in the recent trial of Aung San Suu Kyi to the list of members of the Burmese regime whose assets within the EU are frozen and who are banned from travel to the EU; and if he will make a statement. (277406)

In the event that the Burmese regime continues to ignore international protests about Aung San Suu Kyi’s arrest and trial, the EU will need to consider what additional actions it should take in order to bring further pressure to bear. Adding further names to the current list of those covered by the visa ban and asset freeze would be an option for further measures. My right hon. Friend the Foreign Secretary raised the prospect of such measures with his counterparts on 18 May 2009.