U.N. decries ‘escalation of grave human rights abuses’ in Myanmar

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GENEVA (Reuters) – The United Nations human rights office said on Friday that Myanmar’s military was committing grave violations including killing 11 people and setting fire to their bodies. “We are appalled by the alarming escalation of grave human rights abuses in Myanmar,” U.N. human rights spokesperson Rupert Colville told a Geneva briefing. “In the last week alone, security forces have killed and burned to death 11 people, among them five minors, and rammed vehicles into protesters exercising their fundamental right to peaceful assembly.” U.S. State Department spokesperson Ned Price said …

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