Candlelight vigil in Delhi for an end to Myanmar atrocities

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New Delhi, Oct 6 (UNI) The Amnesty International (AI) and Burma Solidarity along with scores of citizens concerned and NGO activists, will gather at the India Gate this evening for a candlelight vigil to call upon the Indian government to impress upon Myanmar to release thousands of pro-democracy detainees.

Amnesty India's Director Mukul Sharma said India must join rest of the world to protest against the human rights violations being carried by the Myanmarese authorities.

''We demand Myanmar authorities to stop their violent crackdown on protestors and to respect their right of freedom of assembly and expression and the right to peaceful protest. Also, all prisoners of conscience should be released and end all the human rights violations that they are indulging in,'' he said in a statement.

Pressure must be mounted on the authorities to release over thousand detainees and 1510 political prisoners, all of whom are at serious risk of further human rights violations, the AI said.

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