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UN envoy leaves Burma with very modest gains

Tomas Ojea Quintana pushed for greater human rights, but said he 'deeply regretted' not being allowed to see the world-famous detained opposition leader, Aung San Suu Kyi, during his five-day visit, which ended Friday.

By Correspondent / February 21, 2010

UN special envoy Tomas Ojea Quintana, right, meets unidentified senior members of Aung San Suu Kyi's National League for Democracy, in Yangon, Myanmar. Quintana ended a five-day visit Friday.

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Bangkok, Thailand

A United Nations special envoy to military-ruled Burma (Myanmar) ended a five-day visit Friday to monitor human rights there without being allowed to meet its most famous political prisoner, Aung San Suu Kyi.

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