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UNSC concerned over impact of Suu Kyi's detention on Myanmar

world Updated: May 23, 2009 09:22 IST

The UN Security Council on Saturday expressed its concern over the political impact of the detention of Nobel Peace Prize laureate Aung San Suu Kyi on Myanmar.

The 15-member body, in a press statement, reiterated the importance of the release of all political prisoners and asked the Myanmar Government to create favourable condition for a genuine dialogue with different parties.

The council said "create the necessary conditions for a genuine dialogue with Daw Aung San Suu Kyi and all concerned parties and ethnic groups in order to achieve an inclusive national reconciliation with the support of the United Nations."

The Security forces arrested Aung San Suu Kyi, who leads the National League for Democracy (NLD), and two aides on May 14 and took them to Insein Prison, where they were charged by a special court.

They are said to have been charged with violating the terms of her house arrest after an uninvited United States citizen gained access to their home, and her trial is currently under way.

Last week, High Commissioner for Human Rights Navi Pillay said that "her continued detention, and now this latest trial, breach international standards of due process and fair trial."