On Tuesday, U.N. human rights envoy Paulo Sergio Pinheiro met with Burmese government ministers in the remote capital of Naypyidaw.
His visit to the Burmese capital will continue Wednesday.
During his five-day visit ending Thursday, Pinheiro is trying to determine just how many people died during the September crackdown on pro-democracy protesters.
According to Burmese officials, 10 people were killed and nearly three-thousand detained in the crackdown. But diplomats and human rights groups argue that the true figures are much higher.
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