Myanmar: UN human rights investigator barred from entering country amid Rohingya crisis

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The UN independent investigator into human rights in Myanmar has called for stronger international pressure to be exerted on Myanmar’s military commanders after being barred from visiting the country for the rest of her…

Yanghee Lee, UN special rapporteur, had been due to visit in January to assess human rights across Myanmar, including alleged abuses against Rohingya Muslims in Rakhine State.

Flo 3cBut Myanmar had told her she was no longer welcome, she said, adding in a statement that this suggested “there must be something terribly awful happening” in the…

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