Rights issues dominate Thein Sein's Euro trip

Burma’s President Thein Sein met the French head of state Francois Hollande at the Elysee Palace in Paris on Wednesday.

Human rights issues have dominated Thein Sein’s visits to Britain and France – both David Cameron and Francois Hollande confronted the president over rights abuses and ethnic violence.

But activists claim western powers are putting their economic interests in Burma ahead of the need to end the ongoing rights abuses.

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