Agence France-PresseFebruary 1, 2013 06:45
An independent investigation into a crackdown on a copper mine protest in Myanmar that left dozens injured has found that phosphorus was used by security forces, according to a group of lawyers.
A canister found at the crackdown site was sent to a laboratory overseas for tests, said Thein Than Oo, a member of the network of lawyers that conducted the probe.
"The result said it contained 25 percent phosphorus," he told AFP, speaking on Thursday. "It can cause serious injuries. It's for military use not for civilian forces."