Amnesty International says Burma's military government has continued to violate the human rights of its people, including political prisoners and ethnic minorities.
In its annual human rights report, Amnesty said more than 1,300 political prisoners remained jailed in Burma in 2004. The group says the prisoners were wrongfully denied their liberty for peaceful acts. Amnesty also criticized the continued detention of pro-democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi.
Amnesty added that ethnic minorities in Burma continue to be subjected to forced labor.
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