Report says the MNHRC’s greatest weakness is its failure to serve as a voice for the country’s most vulnerable people.
The censure motion comes in the wake of public outrage over the national human rights commission’s handling of a case of severe abuse by the owners of a tailor shop in Rangoon.
The call from the Myanmar National Human Rights Commission comes after squatters say their settlement was destroyed by thugs hired by local authorities in a village in Mon State.
MNHRC says Par Gyi died from gunshot wounds to the head, chest, thigh and heel, but there was no evidence of torture. His widow and her lawyer reject the findings.
The CSOs also called for the release of two police officers, one of whom testified last Friday at the trial, saying that a police team had “set up” the journalists.
Two Kachin pastors and a Buddhist abbot jailed for “Unlawful Association” are freed, but Reuters journalists remain behind bars.