United Nations Human Rights representative in official visit to Myanmar
ICC Note: Tomas Ojea Quintana is set to meet government officials and visit Insein prison, which holds many of the country’s 2,100 political prisoners. No confirmation has been made about a possible meeting with strongman Than Shwe or opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi.
2/15/10 Burma (AsiaNews/Agencies) – A special United Nations Human Rights representative has arrived today in Yangon on a five-day official visit. Mr Tomas Ojea Quintana is scheduled to meet government leaders in Naypyidaw and visit Insein Prison, which holds many of the country’s 2,100 political prisoners.
The UN envoy will also visit a region that borders with Bangladesh, scene of a separatist insurgency by a local minority, but is not expected to meet either General Than Shwe, head of the military junta, or opposition leader Ms Aung San Suu Kyi, who is under house arrest.