Expert concerned about ongoing human rights violations in MyanmarListen /
Authorities in Myanmar have taken positive steps to improve human rights but the country still faces serious challenges, according to a UN independent expert.
Tomás Ojea Quintana, Special Rapporteur on Human Rights in Myanmar, says although some prisoners of conscience have been freed, he is concerned about the welfare of those still behind bars.
Mr. Ojea Quintana was in Myanmar from 30 July to 04 August.
He tells Dianne Penn that the past few years have marked an interesting period in the country's history, starting with the 2010 general elections.