DHAKA: UN Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights in Myanmar Yanghee Lee is set to arrive in Bangladesh on January 19 for a six-day visit to Dhaka and the refugee camps in Cox’s Bazar.
Yanghee Lee also plans to visit the island of Bhashan Char.
Lee will hold a news conference on 24 January at 5 pm at the Ascott Residence Hotel in Dhaka. Access to the press conference is strictly limited to journalists.
“I still seek to engage with the Myanmar Government and I remain committed to my mandate to monitor the situation of human rights in Myanmar. I will continue to meet with people from Myanmar and speak out about human rights issues that occur around the country,” said Lee.
The Special Rapporteur will present her finding and recommendations to the 40th session of the Human Rights Council in March 2019.
BDST: 2058 HRS, JAN 11, 2019