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Myanmar Bars UN Official From Visiting The Country

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Myanmar Bars UN Official From Visiting The Country
Myanmar has reportedly barred a United Nations human rights investigator from entering the country.
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Myanmar has reportedly barred a United Nations human rights investigator from entering the country.

U.N. Special Rapporteur Yanghee Lee said Wednesday she was supposed to visit Myanmar in January to assess the state of human rights in the region, especially in the western Rakhine state. 

That's where human rights abuses against Rohingya Muslims have allegedly taken place.

She said in a statement, "This declaration of non-cooperation with my mandate can only be viewed as a strong indication that there must be something terribly awful happening in Rakhine, as well as in the rest of the country."

According to CNN, Myanmar said it denied Lee's visit because a previous report by her was biased and unfair.

Lee added she hopes Myanmar's government will change its mind.