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Tom Andrews, the UN special representative who will discuss the Myanmar issue.

Tom Andrews, the UN special representative who will discuss the Myanmar issue, has started his trip to Japan.


Mr. Tom Andrews, the United Nations special representative for human rights in Myanmar, will arrive in Japan today, April 19th, and during his ten-day trip, he will urge to put pressure on the Myanmar military.



As the situation in Myanmar continues to deteriorate, Japan's leadership is essential in resolving the deepening human rights crisis. Military attacks on civilians intensified; "The number of political prisoners continues to increase, and humanitarian needs are growing," he said.


He added that as a strong democratic country, Japan is in a leading position in the region regarding the Myanmar crisis. He said that he will use his influence to isolate the brutal Myanmar military junta and that he will try weakening the military.


He will also meet with the Japanese government, UN agencies, Human rights organizations, Japanese companies and some Myanmar citizens when he arrives in Japan.

It is said that on April 28th, Tom Andres will also hold A press conference at the Tokyo Foreign Correspondents Association.

His trip to Japan comes a week after an airstrike on Pazigyi village in Sagaing province which killed more than 170 people.


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