UN Rights Envoy to Inspect Reports of Abuse in Myanmar


A United Nations human rights envoy is visiting Myanmar amid growing international concern over allegations against the military, including reports of rights abuses in western Rakhine State.
Yanghee Lee, the UN Special Rapporteur on human rights in Myanmar, arrived in the country’s biggest city Yangon on Sunday evening for a 12-day visit before leaving for northern Kachin State on Monday.In Kachin, Lee is due to visit temporary camps in Myitkyina and Hpakant townships where thousands of people have been displaced by fighting between government troops and ethnic rebels. She is also scheduled to meet the country’s leaders -- including State Counselor Aung San Suu Kyi and military chief Sen. Gen. Min Aung Hlaing -- in political capital Nay Pyi Taw after the Kachin trip.

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