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Myanmar violence bears hallmarks of genocide - UN Special Rapporteur

The UN Special Rapporteur on Myanmar called for accountability for anti-Rohingya violence in the country, telling the Human Rights Council that she was increasingly of the opinion that the violence amounted to genocide.

The Special Rapporteur, Yanghee Lee, has been denied access to Myanmar itself and expressed serious concern that “the repressive practices of previous military governments were returning as the norm once more” in Myanmar, describing the situation faced by civil society across the country as “increasingly perilous”.

Read more from OHCHR here.

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