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Burma Bars UN Rights Expert

Expand Yanghee Lee, UN special rapporteur on human rights in Burma, speaks at a news conference in Rangoon, July 1, 2016. © 2016 Reuters The Burmese government plans to permanently bar entry to Yanghee Lee, the United Nations special rapporteur on human rights in Burma. With this decision, Burma joins a handful of pariah governments – notably Eritrea, Syria, Burundi, and North Korea – that have outright refused to engage with UN experts assigned to their countries. This refusal to cooperate is just Burma’s latest move in its efforts to conceal the military’s crimes against humanity, including…

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