'Maximum restraint' urged in Myanmar

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26 September 2007, MADRID - Spain on Wednesday urged "maximum restraint" from Myanmar authorities, warning that a violent crackdown of the mass rallies against the military regime "could have serious consequences."

26 September 2007

MADRID - Spain on Wednesday urged "maximum restraint" from Myanmar authorities, warning that a violent crackdown of the mass rallies against the military regime "could have serious consequences."

"The government of Spain is deeply concerned about the current situation in Myanmar, which it is following very closely," the Spanish foreign ministry said in a statement.

"It is united with all those who have asked Myanmar authorities to show maximum restraint since the violent repression of the protests that have taken place in recent days could have very serious consequences," it added.

Spain reiterated its call for Myanmar to release all of its political prisoners in the statement and said a political solution to the conflict "can only be found through dialogue and never through the use of force."

It said it hoped democracy and respect for human rights could be established in Myanmar, which was formerly called Burma.

Security forces in the south east Asian nation fired tear gas and warning shots and beat protesters with batons on Wednesday in an effort to crush the mass rallies that have erupted nationwide against the military regime.
                 
(Copyright AFP with Expatica)

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