• Press Release

Myanmar – New government installed today, March 30, 2011

April 14, 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. "