Wait for report, says Lee as she wraps up BD visit


February 26, 2017

UN human rights envoy Yanghee Lee have told Bangladesh reporters to wait for her report as she wrapped her week long tour of Bangladesh. During the visit, Lee made visits to refugee camps where she interviewed newly arrived Rohingyas on the atrocities committed by the Tatmadaw and Hlun Htein in October, November and December last year.

`I have personally learned and gathered experiences about the situation of Rohingya people in Bangladesh and Myanmar. So, wait for my report which will be published very shortly,’ she told local journalists.

She was replying to reporters’ query concerning the outcome of her visit, as she finished interviewing around 40 victims at the Kutuplong camp on Thursday. Earlier she had visited Nayapara and Leda camp on Wednesday and the newly constructed Balukhali camp on Tuesday.

Lee concluded her six day tour on Friday.

Thee report is expected to be completed in March.

The visit is considered critical as observers have faced hurdles in collecting eye witness testimonies in Myanmar.