Lawyer raps report on Myanmar journalist's death, demands new inquiry

December 2, 2014 3:20 PM

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YANGON (Reuters) - A report into the death of a Myanmar journalist while in military custody is inadequate and the country's president must now order an independent investigation, his family's lawyer said on Tuesday.

Last month, Myanmar's President Thein Sein asked the state-run National Human Rights Commission to carry out an investigation into freelance journalist Par Gyi's death in response to calls from rights groups and the United States.

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