Authorities in Burma will investigate a video that appears to show members of the armed forces beating, kicking and violently interrogating several people, the government said on Wednesday.
Human rights advocates called on Burma to investigate the actions of some of its soldiers on Saturday after footage of people being treated violently by uniformed men went viral.
A military operation in northwestern Burma has killed more people than official reports have acknowledged, according to rights groups monitoring the situation.
Human rights activists denounce the Obama administration’s decision to lift sanctions on Burma as a “dark day” for the country’s efforts to end abuses by the military.
State Counsellor Aung San Suu Kyi meets with British Prime Minister Theresa May on the final day of a visit to the United Kingdom ahead of a trip to Washington.
The Panglong Conference must be as inclusive as possible if it is to succeed in remaking Burma, says UN special rapporteur on human rights Yanghee Lee.