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Statement by Press Secretary on the Release of John Yettaw

Barack Obama's White House Presidential Office (D) posted a Press Release on August 17, 2009 | 4:12 pm - Original Item - Comments (View)

THE WHITE HOUSE

Office of the Press Secretary
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For Immediate Release                                                       August 17, 2009

Statement by Press Secretary on the Release of John Yettaw

The President is pleased that Senator Webb has facilitated the release of American citizen John Yettaw from detention in Burma. He appreciates this decision by the Burmese government. The President also notes that in addition to meeting with head of state Than Shwe, Senator Webb was able to meet with Aung San Suu Kyi, the first meeting by a U.S. official with her for many years. We urge the Burmese leadership in this spirit to release all the political prisoners it is holding in detention or in house arrest, including Aung San Suu Kyi.

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