Top UN officials call for probe into latest violence in Myanmar’s Rakhine state

The United Nations human rights and humanitarian chiefs on Thursday voiced deep concern about reports of alarming levels of violence in Myanmar’s Rakhine state, including the killing of many civilians and a policeman, and called for an immediate investigation by the authorities.

Myanmar: UN rights expert urges Government to probe reports of Muslim deaths in clashes

A United Nations human rights expert today called on the Myanmar Government to investigate reports of fatal clashes between security forces and Muslims in a village in Rakhine state, where over 110,000 people have been uprooted in Buddhist-Muslim violence in the past 18 month.

UN rights office praises Myanmar for commuting all death sentences

The United Nations human rights office today said it hopes that Myanmar’s decision to commute all death sentences to life imprisonment will lead to the full abolition of the death penalty in the country.