Thu 17 Jul 2014
Filed under: Human Rights,Inside Burma,News,United Nations
Yanghee Lee, the new UN special envoy to Myanmar for human rights visited the Insein Prison in Yangon this morning, after she arrived in the country yesterday.
And she also planned to visit Mandalay which encountered communal violence recently.
“The new UN special envoy met with representatives from different religions and the human rights commission this morning [in Yangon]. And she went to observe the Insein Prison in Yangon. She will pay a visit to Mandalay next week,” said Aye Win, information officer from Yangon-based UN office.
During her 10-day trip she plans to visit Mandalay Region, Kachin and Rakhine states.
Her first report on Myanmar’s human rights affairs will be submitted at the 69th Regular Session of UN General Assembly to be held in October.
Yanghee Lee has been an advisory member of South Korea’s human rights commission and is currently the President of the International Center for Child Rights.