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Denmark & Norway to seek explanation over death of consul in Burma

Denmark and Norway are to send envoys to Burma to seek a full explanation for the death in prison of their shared consul, Leo Nichols, a friend of pro-democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi. Foreign ministry sources in Copenhagen said Denmark's resident ambassador in Thailand would leave for Rangoon "as soon as possible" to study the full circumstances of Nichols's death on Saturday, reportedly of a heart attack.

Norway's Singapore charge d'affaires, Anne Thalmann, sent to Burma on Friday to offer support and protection to Suu Kyi, returned yesterday to Singapore to consult colleagues over Nichols's death but was due to fly straight back to Rangoon. Reuter - Copenhagen