Myanmar – New government installed today, March 30, 2011

Press Release
March 30, 2011

Myanmar – New government installed today, March 30, 2011

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. "