US News

U.N. decries ‘escalation of grave human rights abuses’ in Myanmar

Published by
Reuters

GENEVA (Reuters) – The United Nations human rights office said on Friday that Myanmar’s military was committing grave violations including killing 11 people and setting fire to their bodies. “We are appalled by the alarming escalation of grave human rights abuses in Myanmar,” U.N. human rights spokesperson Rupert Colville told a Geneva briefing. “In the last week alone, security forces have killed and burned to death 11 people, among them five minors, and rammed vehicles into protesters exercising their fundamental right to peaceful assembly.” U.S. State Department spokesperson Ned Price said …

Read More

Facebook Comments

Check Also

Birthday girl Kerber eliminated in Australian Open first round

Published by DPA Germany’s Angeligue Kerber had her ...

Archives