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UN rights envoy calls for inquiry into abuses of Rohingya in Myanmar16 Feb 2:00am

UN rights envoy calls for inquiry into abuses of Rohingya in Myanmar

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Special rapporteur for Myanmar to push for resolution at UN human rights council meeting next month for investigation into reports of military atrocities The UN should launch an inquiry into military abuses of Myanmar’s minority Rohingya Muslims, because the government is incapable of carrying out a credible investigation, the UN’s rights envoy will tell the human rights council next month. Yanghee Lee, the UN special rapporteur on human rights in Myanmar, said that she will urge member states to sponsor a resolution for a commission of inquiry when she presents her report to the council in Geneva on 13 March. “I will certainly be pushing for an inquiry, definitely, on the Rohingya situation,” said Lee. Rights groups have, over the past few years, been urging the UN to investigate reports of abuses against the Rohingya, a mostly stateless minority. But the calls have become more urgent since
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