缅甸总统吴登盛承诺年内释放所有政治犯 Burma Promises To Free All Political Prisoners By Year's End

缅甸总统吴登盛承诺在今年年底之前释放缅甸所有政治犯。

吴登盛星期一在伦敦发表演讲时做出这一承诺。这是吴登盛首次访问英国。

吴登盛受到英国首相卡梅伦的热情欢迎。两位领导人讨论了加强双边贸易关系及军事合作等问题。卡梅伦还敦促吴登盛维护人权。

吴登盛说,缅甸已经释放了数千名政治犯。他表示,一个委员会正在审查仍被监禁的政治犯的案情。

吴登盛还说,他将很快斡旋达成政府与几个少数民族组织之间旨在结束长期冲突的全国范围停火。

访问期间,吴登盛在伦敦遇到一些示威者,他们对缅甸的人权纪录表示抗议。

Burmese President Thein Sein is promising to release all political prisoners in his country by the end of this year.

Mr. Thein Sein made the pledge Monday during a speech in London as he visited Britain for the first time.

He was given a warm welcome by British Prime Minister David Cameron. The two leaders discussed increasing trade links and military cooperation. Mr. Cameron also urged the Burmese president to defend human rights.

President Thein Sein said thousands of prisoners already have been released from Burma's jails. He said a committee is working through the cases of those still in prison.

The Burmese leader also said he is close to brokering a nationwide cease-fire to end long-running conflicts between the government and various ethnic groups.

Mr. Thein Sein's visit was met by some protestors in London who demonstrated against Burma's human rights record.