Myanmar: UN Special Rapporteur postpones planned visit
BANGKOK (12 February 2016) – The United Nations Special Rapporteur on Myanmar, Yanghee Lee, has postponed her planned visit to Myanmar scheduled for next week due to a family medical emergency.
“I thank the Government of Myanmar for its flexibility and understanding during this difficult personal time. I look forward to continuing cooperation and dialogue with the Government and hope to reschedule my visit in the coming months,” Ms. Lee stated.
The Special Rapporteur will submit her next report on Myanmar to the UN Human Rights Council in March 2016.
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