Two groups, the Burma Lawyers' Council and the National Council of the Union of Burma, have jointly established a commission to investigate the May 30th clash that resulted in the crackdown on the opposition National League for Democracy.
The Ad Hoc Commission on the Depayin Massacre will collect evidence to determine whether or not the incident amounts to a crime against humanity.
In an earlier statement, the Hong Kong-based Asian Human Rights commission called on the U.N. Security Council to set up an independent tribunal to investigate the clash between followers of democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi and a pro-government mob in northern Burma.
Meanwhile, U.S. Senator Mitch McConnell has called on Singapore to bring financial pressure on Burma's junta to free Ms. Aung San Suu Kyi.
In a statement issued on July 29th, The Republican Senator from the state of Kentucky called on Singapore to freeze the ruling junta's assets until the Nobel peace laureate and other political prisoners are freed.