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UN Expert Calls for Free, Inclusive Myanmar Elections

The U.N. special rapporteur on human rights in Myanmar called Thursday for the upcoming general elections to be inclusive, free and credible. “The elections, which will take place in a short time, will be an important milestone in the democratic transition process,” Yanghee Lee told reporters. Myanmar will hold its first general elections in 25 years on November 8. Thursday, an opposition rally in Yangon was interrupted by several men with knives or machetes. A local lawmaker,...

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