Myanmar police used phosphorus against a rally at a copper mine last year, a parliamentary report led by Aung San Suu Kyi said Tuesday, in the harshest crackdown yet on protest under the reformist regime.
Myanmar Buddhist monks protest over injuries sustained by clerics in a police crackdown on a rally at a Chinese-backed copper mine, in the northern city of Mandalay on December 12, 2012. Myanmar police used phosphorus in a crackdown on a rally against a copper mine last year, causing "unnecessary" injuries to dozens of protesters, a parliamentary report led by Aung San Suu Kyi said Tuesday.
However the probe into the November clampdown, which left dozens wounded including monks, recommended the mine at the heart of the dispute continue to operate, despite conceding it only brought "slight" benefits to the nation.
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