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BBC-UN condemns Burmese authorities

Friday, November 20, 1998 Published at 11:17 GMT

World: Asia-Pacific

UN condemns Burmese authorities

A United Nations committee has criticised the military authorities in Burma
for what it called the continued abuse of human rights in the country.

A resolution passed by the Social Humanitarian and Cultural Committee
referred in particular to cases of arbitrary execution, rape and torture
highlighted in a recent UN report.

The resolution called on the Burmese authorities to act to restore
democracy, and start talks with the opposition National League for

Burma has condemned the resolution, saying the allegations arewithout

>From the newsroom of the BBC World Service