UN calls creation of COI investigate abuses in Myanmar

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The United Nations has called for the creation of a Commission of Inquiry to investigate abuses in Myanmar. The UN rapporteur on human rights in Myanmar envoy Yanghee Lee made the appeal in a report submitted to the UN rights council, holding its main annual session in Geneva. She said the probe should focus on violence in 2012, 2014 and the army crackdown on Rohingya Muslims in northern Rakhine since October. A UN rights office investigation accused security forces of Myanmar of murder, rape and torture in the Rakhine operation since October.(01)