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U.N. rights investigator on Myanmar lambasts Suu Kyi

Sep 03, 2019 - 7:32 PM

'She should step up and really speak out for the treatment that the Rohingya had suffered for decades,' says Yanghee Lee, the United Nations Special Rapporteur on human rights to Myanmar

ON MYANMAR. In this file photo, university professor Yanghee Lee, United Nations Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights in Myanmar speaks during a press conference in Dhaka on January 25, 2019. File photo by Munir Uz Zaman/AFP

U.N. expert visits Bangladesh Rohingya 'relocation' island

Jan 24, 2019 - 11:49 PM

Bangladesh is spending $280 million transforming Bhashan Char, a muddy silt islet that only emerged from the sea two decades ago, into a camp for some of the refugees

ROHINGYA. United Nations Special Rapporteur to Myanmar Yanghee Lee looks on at a press conference after addressing her report before the Human Rights Council in Geneva on March 12, 2018.File photo by Fabrice Coffrini/AFP

Myanmar bans UN rights envoy from country

Dec 20, 2017 - 7:51 PM

UN Special Rapporteur Yanghee Lee is due to visit Myanmar in January to assess the state of human rights across the country including the plight of the Rohingya minority Muslim community

Myanmar violence may have killed more than 1,000 – UN rapporteur

Sep 08, 2017 - 5:27 PM

The figures given by Yanghee Lee – a South Korean academic and the UN special rapporteur on human rights in Myanmar – are far higher than official tolls which total 432

REFUGEES. Rohingya refugees travel on an open-back truck on Teknaf-Cox's Bazar highway near Kutupalong refugee camp in Ukhiya, Bangladesh, on September 3, 2017. Photo by Jasmin Rumi/AFP

Myanmar may be trying to 'expel' all Rohingya – UN expert

Mar 13, 2017 - 11:47 PM

The United Nations special rapporteur on human rights in Myanmar Yanghee Lee says a full purge could be the ultimate goal of the institutional persecution and horrific violence being perpetrated against the Rohingya

UN rights envoy to probe Myanmar Rohingya violence

Jan 06, 2017 - 2:32 PM

UN special rapporteur Yanghee Lee s 12 day trip starting January 9 will also take her to Kachin state where thousands have been displaced by fighting between ethnic rebels and the army

Rohingya Muslims from Myanmar, who tried to cross the Naf river into Bangladesh to escape sectarian violence, are kept under watch by Bangladeshi security officials in Teknaf on December 25, 2016. File photo by AFP  Border Guard Bangladesh (BGB) personnel have intercepted 34 boats carrying some 340 Rohingyas at border points near Cox's Bazar. / AFP PHOTO / STR