Monday, November 12, 2007

Rights Envoy Visits Burma jail

Source: Aljazeera News

On Monday Pinheiro spent at least two hours in Insein jail, a facility that has held scores of political prisoners in recent years.

Former inmates have described torture, poor conditions and long stretches in solitary confinement during their time in the jail.

UN has given no details of the visit.

Also on Monday Pinheiro visited a Buddhist monastery raided by troops during September's crackdown on anti-government protests.

Pinheiro also met with officials at the Religious Affairs Ministry and the Home Affairs Ministry where he discussed his proposed visits to prisons.

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