Friday, November 16, 2007

Pinheiro Determines Death Toll in Burma Crackdown

Source: Irrawaddy News

A UN investigator said Friday his five-day mission to Burma enabled him to determine the numbers of people killed and detained in the government's September crackdown on protesters, but that he would not immediately reveal details.

UN human rights envoy Paulo Sergio Pinheiro said he would report the figures only after drafting a formal report on his trip. He said he would present his findings to the UN Human Rights Council in Geneva on December 11.

"I'm compiling the documents. In two weeks I will have this number," Pinheiro told reporters in Bangkok, where he flew Thursday from Burma.

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