ကုလသမဂၢ ကန္႔ကြက္ေႀကာင္းႏွင့္ ဖမ္းဆီးထားသူမ်ားအၿမန္ၿပန္လႊတ္ေပးရန္ ႏွင့္
စီတန္းလွည့္လည္ခြင့္ ဥပေဒကို ျပင္ဆင္ေပးရန္ေတာင္းဆုိ ။
The Government of Myanmar has been urged by the UN human rights
office to release over 100 students and other protestors arrested after their participation in a demonstration on Tuesday.The protestors in the central
town of Latpadan in the southern Bago region of Myanmar were reportedly
calling for reform in the education system.
The Office of the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) has expressed concern about reports of the use of excessive force by the police.
Daniel Dickinson reports.
The UN said that while a number of the 127 protestors who were reportedly arrested were later released, most of them are still detained in Tharawaddy
prison.Approximately 60 of them have been charged under various laws.
The Office of the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) noted
that the government has started an inquiry into another incident involving
the dispersal of protests in Yangon on 5 March.
OHCHR Spokesperson Ravina Shamdasani says the government of
Myanmar is being urged to also investigate the handling of Tuesday's
"We urge the Government to unconditionally release all those detained
for the exercise of their rights to peaceful assembly and freedom of
expression and to amend the laws that place unnecessary and
disproportionate restrictions on people's rights, particularly the Law
on the Right to Peaceful Assembly and Peaceful Procession." (19")
Ms Shamdasani said any use of force should be proportional to the
seriousness of the offence.
Daniel Dickinson, United Nations