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UN Rights Rapporteur in Burma for 10-Day Tour

12 August 2013

The United Nations’ special rapporteur on human rights, Tomas Ojea Quintana, arrived in Burma on Sunday for a 10-day tour of the country, the Kyodo news agency reports. At the invitation of Burma’s government, Quintana will tour several parts of the country, including Arakan State and Meikhtila in central Burma, both of which were scenes of recent violence between Buddhists and Muslims. The rapporteur will also visit Kachin and Chin states, where tensions between ethnic minorities and the government still simmer. Quintana is expected to wrap up his visit with meetings with government officials in Naypyidaw.