Amnesty International is calling on the U.N. Security Council to impose an immediate arms embargo on Burma for its violent crackdown on peaceful pro-democracy demonstrators.

The London-based human rights group says a comprehensive and mandatory embargo should remain in place until Burma's military rulers verifiably improve human rights, including the release of all political prisoners.

Amnesty International's deputy program director for the Asia/Pacific region, Catherine Baber, spoke to VOA's Mandy Clark about the treatment of protesters in Burma.