06 Sep '11, 11am

Myanmar announces human rights commission: YANGON: Myanmar has formed a National Human Rights Commission in resp...

YANGON: Myanmar has formed a National Human Rights Commission in response to an appeal by a UN envoy for the new government to investigate alleged abuses, an official said Tuesday. State media reported that the panel would be made up of 15 former ambassadors, government officials and academics. It comes less than two weeks after the visiting UN special rapporteur on human rights in Myanmar, Tomas Ojea Quintana, said that "serious human rights issues remain" under the country's new nominally civilian government. "The commission was formed to focus on Mr Quintana's report," said a government official who did not want to be named, without providing further details about its mandate. Quintana called for the release of Myanmar's more than 2,000 political prisoners and voiced concern about the situation in ethnic conflict zones, including attacks against civilians, extrajudicial...

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