Myanmar rights abuse ‘condemned’

The UN General Assembly has condemned the ongoing human rights violations in Myanmar, and called on the government in Naypyidaw to stop conducting politically motivated arrests.

The resolution released on Wednesday was sponsored by the US, Australia, South Korea, Israel and many other European countries, and was approved by a vote of 80 to 25, with 45 abstentions.

It also called on the country’s military government to free all detainees and political prisoners, including Aung San Suu Kyi, the prominent opposition leader and head of the National League for Democracy (NLD).

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