UN human rights envoy visits tense area of Myanmar

UN human rights envoy arrives in Myanmar's troubled state of Rakhine

UN human rights envoy visits tense area of Myanmar

YANGON, Myanmar (AP) -- A United Nations human rights envoy has arrived in the state of Rakhine in Myanmar just days after police opened fire on protesters seeking access to the body of a Rohingya Muslim fisherman.

Government spokesman Win Myaing said Monday that one person was killed and 10 others were wounded in the incident.

The Buddhist-majority nation, which only recently emerged from a half-century of isolation and military rule, has been grappling with religious violence for more than a year.

UN rapporteur Tomas Ojea Quintana is on an 11-day visit, including a stop in Rakhine, scene of some of the worst bloodshed. More than 250 people have been killed, most of them minority Muslims, and another 140,000 have been forced to flee their homes in the violence.

Updated : 2021-01-28 05:14 GMT+08:00