The Asia Human Rights Commission says it is gravely concerned by the developments surrounding the case of a man who was allegedly beaten to death by Burmese government officials.
The Hong Kong-based commission said today Ko Thet Naing Oo was beaten to death March 17th in a Rangoon market by firefighters and municipal officers. It said that, despite a secret tribunal launched to investigate the case, the persons accused of killing the man have not been arrested. The organization says the police have instead begun intimidating the families of the victim's friends who were erroneously blamed for his death.
It says those friends have been detained and have been charged in connection with the case.
The Asia Human Rights Commission is calling for the international community to pressure Burma's government to conduct a proper investigation into the case.