Human rights campaigners have condemned a recent attack on Burmese activists and called on the government to investigate.
The U.S. Campaign for Burma filed a complaint Monday with the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights about last week's attack on a group of activists in the village of Okpon, Ayeyawaddy Division.
The Burmese pro-democracy group, 88 Generation Students, says the attack proves there is no security guarantee for the citizens of Burma.
The activists had been trying to raise awareness about human rights standards when they were attacked last Wednesday. Several were hospitalized.
Burmese state media said residents of Okpon drove out what it called "destructive elements" who were trying to incite public unrest.
Sunday, Burmese police detained at least seven people at a rare demonstration in Rangoon for improved living conditions.
Information fot this report is provided by AFP.