Burma: New government installed today
As the new government is installed in Burma today, Donna Guest, Amnesty International’s Asia Pacific Deputy Director said:
"The new government should take immediate action to stop human rights violations and put an end to the growing legacy of impunity in the country.
“As a very first step, and a matter of urgency, Amnesty International calls on the government to take the following measures:
- ensure the unconditional release of hundreds of prisoners of conscience, which is long overdue.
- remove provisions in the Constitution which grant immunity from prosecution for state officials for past involvement in human rights violations. "