MNHRC Criticized by Rights Groups

May 29th, 2020  •  Author:   Mizzima  •  1 minute read
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More than 20 rights NGOs have urged the Myanmar National Human Rights Commission, which was revamped in January to focus on reported rights violations committed during the COVID-19 pandemic by military troops in conflicts in Rakhine, Kachin, and Shan states, RFA reported.

In a joint statement issued Wednesday, the 22 rights groups contend that the MNHRC is failing to address widespread human rights violations committed amid the coronavirus pandemic, especially in conflict zones in Rakhine, Kachin, and Shan states, home to ethnic conflicts of varying intensity.

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