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U.N. denounces Myanmar rights violations

The U.N. General Assembly has adopted a resolution denouncing human rights violations in Myanmar, particularly atrocities in a campaign to suppress an insurgency among the Karen ethnic minority. The resolution, approved Friday night in response to a report from a U.N. special investigator, called on Myanmar’s military junta to “end the systematic violations of human rights and fundamental freedoms.” It demanded the government “take urgent measures to put an end to the military operations targeting civilians in the ethnic areas” and to the recruitment of child soldiers and torture. Full Story

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