Norway demands Aung San Suu Kyi's release
Myanmar's military rulers on Saturday extended the Nobel laureate's house arrest for another year.india Updated: May 30, 2006 08:35 IST
Norway on Tuesday demanded the "immediate" release of Myanmar's opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi, who has not yet received a Nobel Peace Prize awarded in Oslo in 1991.
Myanmar's military rulers on Saturday extended the Nobel laureate's house arrest for another year, defying international calls for her release.
"It is with great regret we learn the confinement of Nobel winner Aung San Suu Kyi has been extended," Norwegian Foreign Minister Jonas Gahr Stoere said in a statement.
"We demand, in the strongest possible terms, the State Peace and Development Council (SPDC) to free immediately Aung San Suu Kyi and the thousands of political prisoners incacerated in Myanmar," he added.
The European Union and the United States have condemned Myanmar's decision.
Aung San Suu Kyi, free to leave Myanmar on the condition she never returns, has never made the journey to Oslo to receive her award.
First Published: May 30, 2006 08:35 IST