Myanmar Expected to Protect Harassed U.N. Human Rights Envoy

A U.N. human rights investigator said on Wednesday she expects Myanmar to guarantee her security, despite failing to censure a radical Buddhist monk used misogynist language to describe her.
Yanghee Lee, U.N. special rapporteur on human rights in Myanmar, has angered the country's government by criticizing its restrictions on political freedom and by demanding citizenship rights for the Rohingya Muslim minority in Rakhine state.
That has also made her a hate figure for Buddhist monks led by Ashin Wirathu, who once called himself "the Burmese bin Laden" and mosques "enemy bases". Wirathu denounced Lee with bigoted rhetoric at a public rally in January.



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