The United Nations Human Rights Council has condemned the Burmese military government for its "violent repression" of peaceful opposition protests.
The 47 member states of the Geneva-based Council today Tuesday passed a resolution by consensus that deplores "beatings, killings and arbitrary detentions" carried out by Burmese security forces.
Earlier, the top U.N. human rights official, Louise Arbour, called on Burma to give a "full account" of the number of protesters killed and wounded in the crackdown last week.
In another development today, Burma's military ruler General Than Shwe met with U.N. special envoy Ibrahim Gambari in the new capital, Naypyitaw, after days of delay. Gambari then returned to Rangoon for his second meeting in a week with detained pro-democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi. No details of his talks were released.