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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. "

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