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Amnesty begins key Burma trip

An Amnesty International delegation is in Rangoon for the human rights organisation’s second mission to Burma. Two Amnesty researchers will be examining the human rights situation in the country. They are also hoping to meet senior government ministers, representatives of the various ethnic groups and pro-democracy leaders. These include Aung Sang Suu Kyi, who is currently under house arrest. Amnesty has been very tight-lipped about this trip, and is only prepared to say its visit would involve looking at the situation of political prisoners and the justice system. Diplomatic sources told the BBC that so far Amnesty had not been guaranteed access to Aung Sang Suu Kyi. The two researchers are also planning to inspect prisons and have asked to meet political prisoners – something they were able to do on their previous trip. Full Story

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