As the new government is installed in Myanmar today, Donna Guest, Amnesty International’s Deputy Director of the Asia Pacific Program 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. “