UN condemns human rights violations in Myanmar

December 25, 2008 01:38


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The UN General Assembly is strongly condemning widespread human rights violations in Myanmar and calling on the government to halt politically motivated arrests and free all detainees and political prisoners including Aung San Suu Kyi. The sharply worded resolution, sponsored by the United States, Australia, South Korea, Israel and many European countries, was approved Wednesday by a vote of 80-25 with 45 abstentions. Myanmar accused the assembly of "blatant interference" in its home-grown political process and said it will not be bound by the resolution. General Assembly resolutions are not legally binding but carry weight because they reflect the views of the 192-member world body.

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