Monday, December 26, 2011

UN denounces Burma’s violations of human rights

Monday, 26 December 2011 11:25 Mizzima News

(Mizzima) – Eighty-three countries supported a UN General Assembly resolution denouncing Burma’s human rights record on Christmas Day.

The resolution, titled “Situation of Human Rights in Myanmar (Burma),” expressed the assembly’s “grave concern about the ongoing systematic violations of human rights and fundamental freedoms of the people of Myanmar [Burma].”

Twenty countries voted against the resolution: Algeria, Bangladesh, Belarus, Brunei, Cambodia, China, Cuba, Ecuador, Egypt, Iran, Lao People’s Democratic Republic, Nicaragua, Oman, Russian Federation, Sri Lanka, Sudan, Syrian Arab Republic, Uzbekistan, Venezuela and Viet Nam.

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