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Junta rights violation condemned by
Subject: Junta rights violation condemned by UN body (The Asian Age, 29/11/96.)
junta rights violation condemned by UN body
The Asian Age, 29/11/96.
United Nations, Nov. 28
A committee grouping all the 185 UN member states on
Wednesday deplored the continuing violations of human rights
The UN third committee for human rights endorsed without a
vote a draft resolution on Burma which is to be transmitted to
the UN General Assembly for formal adoption next month. The
General Assembly vote invariably reflects the stand taken by the
The draft resolution voted on Wednesday "deplores the
continued violations of human rights in Myanmar (Burma)."
It called on the military junta to permit Burmese opposition
leader Aung San Sun Kyi and other political leaders to have
"unrestricted communication with and physical access to" their
The text also urged the government to engage "at the earliest
possible date in a substantive political dialogue" with the leader
of the National League for Democracy.
The committee vote followed a human rights report on Burma
issued this week, which criticises the junta for political
repression and forced labour practices.
The General Assembly voted a similar resolution last December
deploring Burma's human rights record. (AFP)