UN special rapporteur for human rights in Myanmar, Yanghee Lee
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'Crimes against humanity' in Myanmar - UN rapporteur

A top United Nations official says "crimes against humanity" are being committed by the military and police against Myanmar's Rohingya Muslim minority.

The UN's special rapporteur for human rights in Myanmar, Yanghee Lee, was speaking as part of a joint BBC Newsnight-BBC Our World investigation.

Aung San Suu Kyi, who has been in power almost a year, declined an interview. A spokesman for her party said the allegations were "exaggerated" and were an "internal" not "international" issue.

  • 10 Mar
  • From the section World