YANGON, Burma (AP) — Burma said a U.N. human rights envoy was well-protected during a visit to a city wracked by religious violence, brushing off his claims that police did nothing as a 200-strong Buddhist mob descended on his car, kicking the windows and doors and shouting abuses. President Thein Sein’s spokesman, Ye Htut, said...
YANGON, Burma (AP) — A U.N. human rights envoy visiting Burma said Wednesday that a confrontation he had with an angry mob made him empathize with victims of the country’s deadly sectarian violence. Tomas Ojea Quintana said 200 angry Buddhists mobbed his car after he landed this week in the central town of Meikhtila to...
YANGON, Burma (AP) — A United Nations human rights envoy got a firsthand look Monday at sectarian tensions plaguing Burma, arriving in the state of Rakhine days after police opened fire on protesters seeking access to the body of a Rohingya Muslim fisherman. One person was killed and 10 others were wounded in the incident,...
The Myanmar National Human Rights Commission (MNHRC) issued Statement No. 2/2013 on the conflict in Kachin State Thursday, The New Light of Myanmar said today. The Commission said in its statement that the Union Peace-Making Committee and KIO delegation were able to issue a joint statement at the peace talks held at Shweli (Ruili) of...
Burma, also known as Myanmar, President Thein Sein met his Italian counterpart Mr. Giorgeo Napolitano at Quieinale Palace in Rome, Italy Wednesday, the state-run New Light of Myanmar newspaper said Friday. The two presidents discussed the current political and economic reforms, protection of human rights, and development of peacemaking in Burma. They also talked about...
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