ASEAN Envoy Calls for Release of Aung San Suu Kyi from Solitary Confinement

This week, Cambodian Foreign Minister Prak Sokhonn will begin his second official mission to the country as the bloc’s special envoy.

The Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN)’s special envoy for the conflict in Myanmar has called on the country’s military junta to release ousted leader Aung San Suu Kyi from solitary confinement.

Prak Sokhonn, who is also Cambodia’s foreign minister, made the call in the letter to coup leader Senior Gen. Min Aung Hlaing ahead of his second official mission to the country this week.

In the letter, he urged the Min Aung Hlaing’s State Administration Council (SAC) to “exercise compassion and facilitate the return of Daw Aung San Suu Kyi to the home where she was originally detained, in consideration of her fragile health and well-being,” according to a statement issued by Cambodia’s Foreign Ministry yesterday.

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