Tuesday, March 17, 2009

U.N. calls on Myanmar Junta to release detainees

Sadly however the day after Tomas Ojea Quintana, United Nations human rights investigator, published his report and called for the release of the ~2,100 political prisoners held in Myanmar (Burma)...

The Junta responded by arresting five more people linked to the democracy movement and then issued this statement:
Responding to the report, Myanmar's Ambassador to the U.N. in Geneva said his country holds no political prisoners. "In fact, these are only individuals who are serving prison terms for breaking the existing laws of Myanmar," said Wunna Maung Lwin.

That could have gone better.

Might help to have something more than moral authority on the side of right in this case.

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