Yanghee Lee

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Yanghee Lee said : “We all knew that she was put on a pedestal or portrayed as the icon of democracy and human rights, but ever since [her party] has taken office [after the 2015 election] and ever since she took the office of the state councillor, all of her actions and her words, statements point otherwise,” External link

myanmarnews Saturday, September 26, 2020 7:10:00 AM EAT

Yanghee Lee said : “I can’t come out with a conclusion before the court (International Criminal Court) that is mandated to deal with genocide … but I say it bears the hallmarks of genocide” External link

myanmarnews Saturday, September 26, 2020 7:10:00 AM EAT

Yanghee Lee added : “Everything is done through Facebook in Myanmar,” External link

milligazette Tuesday, August 18, 2020 11:42:00 PM EAT

Yanghee Lee said : “I think the international community should be really scared of what might happen,” External link

myanmarnews Friday, July 24, 2020 6:46:00 PM EAT

Yanghee Lee said : "While the world is occupied with the COVID-19 pandemic, the Myanmar military continues to escalate its assault in Rakhine State, targeting the civilian population," External link

myanmarnews Monday, June 29, 2020 11:19:00 PM EAT

Yanghee Lee said : "may amount to war crimes and crimes against humanity," External link

deutschewelle-en Sunday, June 28, 2020 7:54:00 PM EAT

Yanghee Lee said : "Calls for a cease-fire, including by the Arakan Army, have gone unheeded," "Instead, the Tatmadaw is inflicting immense suffering on the ethnic communities in Rakhine and Chin" External link

deutschewelle-en Sunday, June 28, 2020 7:54:00 PM EAT

Yanghee Lee said : “I think the international community should be really scared of what might happen,” External link

myanmarnews Sunday, May 31, 2020 9:45:00 PM EAT

Yanghee Lee said : "We all knew that she was put on a pedestal or portrayed as the icon of democracy and human rights, but ever since [her party] has taken office [after the 2015 election] and ever since she took the office of the state councillor, all of her actions and her words, statements point otherwise," External link

myanmarnews Sunday, May 31, 2020 2:23:00 PM EAT

Yanghee Lee said : "I can't come out with a conclusion before the court (International Criminal Court) that is mandated to deal with genocide ... but I say it bears the hallmarks of genocide" External link

myanmarnews Sunday, May 31, 2020 2:23:00 PM EAT

Yanghee Lee noted ( about Aung San Suu Kyi ) : “We all knew that [Aung San Suu Kyi] was put on a pedestal or portrayed as the icon of democracy and human rights, but ever since [her party] has taken office [after the 2015 election] and ever since she took the office of the State Councillor, all of her actions and her words, statements point otherwise” External link

myanmarnews Thursday, May 21, 2020 2:20:00 AM EAT

Yanghee Lee said : “it is futile to speak about their safe, voluntary, dignified and sustainable return unless the root causes of their exodus are properly addressed” External link

myanmarnews Thursday, May 21, 2020 2:20:00 AM EAT

Yanghee Lee noted ( about Aung San Suu Kyi ) : "We all knew that [Aung San Suu Kyi] was put on a pedestal or portrayed as the icon of democracy and human rights, but ever since [her party] has taken office [after the 2015 election] and ever since she took the office of the State Councillor, all of her actions and her words, statements point otherwise" External link

thedailystarBD Monday, May 18, 2020 9:49:00 PM EAT

Yanghee Lee said : "it is futile to speak about their safe, voluntary, dignified and sustainable return unless the root causes of their exodus are properly addressed" External link

thedailystarBD Monday, May 18, 2020 9:49:00 PM EAT

Yanghee Lee wrote : "While the world is occupied with the COVID-19 pandemic, the Myanmar military continues to escalate its assault in Rakhine state, targeting the civilian population," External link

timesofoman Saturday, May 9, 2020 5:55:00 PM EAT

Yanghee Lee wrote : "While the world is occupied with the COVID-19 pandemic, the Myanmar military continues to escalate its assault in Rakhine state, targeting the civilian population," External link

deutschewelle-en Thursday, May 7, 2020 3:44:00 PM EAT

Yanghee Lee wrote : "While the world is occupied with the COVID-19 pandemic, the Myanmar military continues to escalate its assault in Rakhine state, targeting the civilian population," External link

dw-en Thursday, May 7, 2020 3:18:00 PM EAT

Yanghee Lee told : "Ill-planned relocation, and relocations without the consent of the refugees concerned, have the potential to create a new crisis," External link

npr Monday, May 4, 2020 11:02:00 PM EAT

Yanghee Lee said : "It's really hard to believe they're not targeting civilians," External link

abc-au Friday, May 1, 2020 5:45:00 PM EAT

Yanghee Lee said : “While the world is occupied with the COVID-19 pandemic, the Myanmar military continues to escalate its assault in Rakhine state, targeting the civilian population,” External link

myanmarnews Friday, May 1, 2020 9:15:00 AM EAT

Yanghee Lee said : “Having faced no accountability, the Tatmadaw continues to operate with impunity. For decades, its tactics have intentionally maximized civilian suffering; we all know what they did to the Rohingya in 2017,” “They are now targeting all civilians in the conflict area, with people from Rakhine, Rohingya, Mro, Daignet and Chin communities being killed in recent months. Their alleged crimes must be investigated in accordance with international standards, with perpetrators being held accountable” External link

myanmarnews Friday, May 1, 2020 9:15:00 AM EAT

Yanghee Lee said : “The focus of all authorities, including security forces, should be on dealing with the COVID-19 crisis,” External link

myanmarnews Friday, May 1, 2020 9:15:00 AM EAT

Yanghee Lee said : “The Tatmadaw [Myanmar’s military] is systematically violating the most fundamental principles of international humanitarian law and human rights. Its conduct against the civilian population of Rakhine and Chin states may amount to war crimes and crimes against humanity,” External link

myanmarnews Friday, May 1, 2020 9:15:00 AM EAT

Yanghee Lee said : “While the world is occupied with the COVID-19 pandemic, the Myanmar military continues to escalate its assault in Rakhine state, targeting the civilian population,” External link

myanmarnews Friday, May 1, 2020 9:15:00 AM EAT

Yanghee Lee said ( about Chin State ) : "While the world is occupied with the COVID-19 pandemic, the Myanmar military continues to escalate its assault in Rakhine State, targeting the civilian population," External link

globalsecurity Friday, May 1, 2020 6:22:00 AM EAT

Yanghee Lee said : “While the world is occupied with the COVID-19 pandemic, the Myanmar military continues to escalate its assault in Rakhine state, targeting the civilian population,” External link

alarabiya-en Thursday, April 30, 2020 6:49:00 PM EAT

Yanghee Lee said : “The focus of all authorities, including security forces, should be on dealing with the COVID-19 crisis,” External link

alarabiya-en Thursday, April 30, 2020 6:49:00 PM EAT

Yanghee Lee said : "While the world is occupied with the COVID-19 pandemic, the Myanmar military continues to escalate its assault in Rakhine State, targeting the civilian population," External link

news-yahoo Thursday, April 30, 2020 2:22:00 PM EAT

Yanghee Lee said : “While the world is occupied with the Covid-19 pandemic, the Myanmar military continues to escalate its assault in Rakhine State, targeting the civilian population,” External link

news-yahoo Thursday, April 30, 2020 12:40:00 PM EAT

Yanghee Lee said : “Calls for a ceasefire, including by the Arakan Army, have gone unheeded. Instead, the Tatmadaw [armed forces] is inflicting immense suffering on the ethnic communities in Rakhine and Chin,” External link

news-yahoo Thursday, April 30, 2020 12:40:00 PM EAT

Yanghee Lee said : “In one artillery attack on 13 April, the Tatmadaw killed eight civilians, including at least two children, when it targeted Kyauk Seik village, in Ponnagyun township, with artillery from its nearby Battalion 550 base,” External link

news-yahoo Thursday, April 30, 2020 12:40:00 PM EAT

Yanghee Lee said : "may amount to war crimes and crimes against humanity" External link

mizzima Thursday, April 30, 2020 7:54:00 AM EAT

Yanghee Lee said : “Having faced no accountability, the Tatmadaw continues to operate with impunity. For decades, its tactics have intentionally maximised civilian suffering; we all know what they did to the Rohingya in 2017. They are now targeting all civilians in the conflict area, with people from Rakhine, Rohingya, Mro, Daignet and Chin communities being killed in recent months,” External link

myanmarnews Thursday, April 30, 2020 4:06:00 AM EAT

Yanghee Lee said : "may amount to war crimes and crimes against humanity" External link

thenews-pk Thursday, April 30, 2020 3:51:00 AM EAT

Yanghee Lee said ( about Chin State ) : "While the world is occupied with the COVID-19 pandemic, the Myanmar military continues to escalate its assault in Rakhine State, targeting the civilian population," External link

polandsun Thursday, April 30, 2020 3:28:00 AM EAT

Yanghee Lee said ( about Chin State ) : "Calls for a ceasefire, including by the Arakan Army, have gone unheeded. Instead, the Tatmadaw [Myanmar's military] is inflicting immense suffering on the ethnic communities in Rakhine and Chin," External link

polandsun Thursday, April 30, 2020 3:28:00 AM EAT

Yanghee Lee added : "All parties to the conflict, including the Arakan Army, must also protect civilians," External link

polandsun Thursday, April 30, 2020 3:28:00 AM EAT

Yanghee Lee said : "We all knew that she was put on a pedestal or portrayed as the icon of democracy and human rights, but ever since [her party] has taken office [after a 2015 election] and ever since she took the office of the state councillor, all of her actions and her words, statements point otherwise," External link

aljazeera-en Wednesday, April 29, 2020 10:36:00 PM EAT

Yanghee Lee said : "I can't come out with a conclusion before the court (International Criminal Court) that is mandated to deal with genocide ... but I say it bears the hallmarks of genocide" External link

aljazeera-en Wednesday, April 29, 2020 10:36:00 PM EAT

Yanghee Lee said : "may amount to war crimes and crimes against humanity" External link

gulf-times Wednesday, April 29, 2020 9:35:00 PM EAT

Yanghee Lee said : "While the world is occupied with the COVID-19 pandemic, the Myanmar military continues to escalate its assault in Rakhine state, targeting the civilian population," External link

voanews Wednesday, April 29, 2020 8:22:00 PM EAT

Yanghee Lee said ( about Chin State ) : “While the world is occupied with the Covid-19 pandemic, the Myanmar military continues to escalate its assault in Rakhine State, targeting the civilian population,” External link

dhakatribune Wednesday, April 29, 2020 7:14:00 PM EAT

Yanghee Lee said : "may amount to war crimes and crimes against humanity," External link

dw-en Wednesday, April 29, 2020 6:34:00 PM EAT

Yanghee Lee said : "Calls for a ceasefire, including by the Arakan Army, have gone unheeded," "Instead, the Tatmadaw is inflicting immense suffering on the ethnic communities in Rakhine and Chin" External link

dw-en Wednesday, April 29, 2020 6:34:00 PM EAT

Yanghee Lee said : “While the world is occupied with the COVID-19 pandemic, the Myanmar military continues to escalate its assault in Rankine State, targeting the civilian population,” External link

dailymaverick Wednesday, April 29, 2020 5:40:00 PM EAT

Yanghee Lee said : “While the world is occupied with the COVID-19 pandemic, the Myanmar military continues to escalate its assault in Rakhine state, targeting the civilian population,” External link

ABCnews Wednesday, April 29, 2020 4:01:00 PM EAT

Yanghee Lee said : “Having faced no accountability, the Tatmadaw continues to operate with impunity. For decades, its tactics have intentionally maximized civilian suffering; we all know what they did to the Rohingya in 2017,” “They are now targeting all civilians in the conflict area, with people from Rakhine, Rohingya, Mro, Daignet and Chin communities being killed in recent months. Their alleged crimes must be investigated in accordance with international standards, with perpetrators being held accountable” External link

ABCnews Wednesday, April 29, 2020 4:01:00 PM EAT

Yanghee Lee said : “The focus of all authorities, including security forces, should be on dealing with the COVID-19 crisis,” External link

ABCnews Wednesday, April 29, 2020 4:01:00 PM EAT

Yanghee Lee said ( about Chin State ) : "While the world is occupied with the Covid-19 pandemic, the Myanmar military continues to escalate its assault in Rakhine State, targeting the civilian population," External link

thedailystarBD Wednesday, April 29, 2020 3:57:00 PM EAT

Yanghee Lee said : "While the world is occupied with the COVID-19 pandemic, the Myanmar military continues to escalate its assault in Rakhine state, targeting the civilian population," External link

startribune Wednesday, April 29, 2020 3:57:00 PM EAT

Yanghee Lee said : "Having faced no accountability, the Tatmadaw continues to operate with impunity. For decades, its tactics have intentionally maximized civilian suffering; we all know what they did to the Rohingya in 2017," "They are now targeting all civilians in the conflict area, with people from Rakhine, Rohingya, Mro, Daignet and Chin communities being killed in recent months. Their alleged crimes must be investigated in accordance with international standards, with perpetrators being held accountable" External link

startribune Wednesday, April 29, 2020 3:57:00 PM EAT

Yanghee Lee said : "The focus of all authorities, including security forces, should be on dealing with the COVID-19 crisis," External link

startribune Wednesday, April 29, 2020 3:57:00 PM EAT

Yanghee Lee said : "While the world is occupied with the COVID-19 pandemic, the Myanmar military continues to escalate its assault in Rankine State, targeting the civilian population," External link

wsau Wednesday, April 29, 2020 3:00:00 PM EAT

Yanghee Lee said : "While the world is occupied with the COVID-19 pandemic, the Myanmar military continues to escalate its assault in Rakhine State, targeting the civilian population," External link

npr Wednesday, April 29, 2020 2:08:00 PM EAT

Yanghee Lee said ( about Chin State ) : "The Tatmadaw [Myanmar military] is systematically violating the most fundamental principles of international humanitarian law and human rights. Its conduct against the civilian population of Rakhine and Chin States may amount to war crimes and crimes against humanity," External link

haberler-en Wednesday, April 29, 2020 1:42:00 PM EAT

Yanghee Lee said : "may amount to war crimes and crimes against humanity" External link

pulse Wednesday, April 29, 2020 1:19:00 PM EAT

Yanghee Lee said : "may amount to war crimes and crimes against humanity" External link

justiceinfo Wednesday, April 29, 2020 12:32:00 PM EAT

Yanghee Lee said : "may amount to war crimes and crimes against humanity" External link

afp-en Wednesday, April 29, 2020 12:21:00 PM EAT

Yanghee Lee said ( about Chin State ) : “While the world is occupied with the COVID-19 pandemic, the Myanmar military continues to escalate its assault in Rakhine State, targeting the civilian population,” External link

reliefWeb Wednesday, April 29, 2020 10:57:00 AM EAT

Yanghee Lee said : "The Tatmadaw is systematically violating the most fundamental principles of international humanitarian law and human rights. Its conduct against the civilian population of Rakhine and Chin States may amount to war crimes and crimes against humanity," External link

aljazeera-en Wednesday, April 29, 2020 10:32:00 AM EAT

Yanghee Lee said : “Having faced no accountability, the Tatmadaw continues to operate with impunity. For decades, its tactics have intentionally maximised civilian suffering; we all know what they did to the Rohingya in 2017. They are now targeting all civilians in the conflict area, with people from Rakhine, Rohingya, Mro, Daignet and Chin communities being killed in recent months,” External link

guardian Wednesday, April 29, 2020 9:44:00 AM EAT

Yanghee Lee said ( about Secretary General ) : “I echo the UN Secretary-General’s call for a global ceasefire at this critical time and ask all parties to all conflicts in Myanmar to have an immediate and total ceasefire to facilitate the fight against COVID-19,” External link

reliefWeb Thursday, April 9, 2020 2:53:00 PM EAT

Yanghee Lee said : “Censorship of the media at this time is deplorable. The right to access information is vital during the COVID-19 emergency in Myanmar, including in ethnic minority States. Furthermore, the right to seek, receive and impart information concerning health issues is a component of the right to health,” “I call on the Government to ensure that all people in Myanmar can exercise their rights to freedom of expression and access to information. The charges against the journalists must be dropped, the censorship order withdrawn, and the mobile internet in Rakhine and Chin States should be reinstated in all areas” External link

reliefWeb Thursday, April 9, 2020 2:53:00 PM EAT

Yanghee Lee said : "The Government denies their ongoing persecution, but what else would force them to make such a desperate choice?" External link

reliefWeb Tuesday, March 10, 2020 10:57:00 PM EAT

Yanghee Lee said : "There are a number of things that remain unknown to me even following my visit, chief among them being whether the island is truly habitable," External link

gulf-times Wednesday, February 26, 2020 10:13:00 PM EAT

Yanghee Lee said : "There are a number of things that remain unknown to me even following my visit, chief among them being whether the island is truly habitable," External link

trust2 Wednesday, February 26, 2020 6:48:00 PM EAT

Yanghee Lee said : "They told me they were persecuted due to their religion by the Myanmar Government while they lived in Rakhine, and now they face hostility and violence from a small number of other camp residents. This worries me," External link

christiantoday Tuesday, February 18, 2020 5:49:00 PM EAT

Yanghee Lee said ( about William Hussey ) : "We must continue to put pressure on the Security Council for its failure to do this. By not referring the situation to the ICC, the Security Council is really not fulfilling its obligations and responsibilities set forth under the U.N. Charter," External link

polandsun Friday, January 24, 2020 2:01:00 AM EAT

Yanghee Lee said : "I have lost my optimism – how could I be optimistic with ongoing credible allegations of war crimes, crimes against humanity and possibly genocide having been committed in Myanmar, and with justice and accountability still not yet within reach?," External link

reliefWeb Thursday, January 23, 2020 9:03:00 PM EAT

Yanghee Lee disse : "Espero que o governo de Myanmar siga as decisões e as recomendações que o tribunal possa fazer, e que a comunidade internacional permaneça atenta ao assunto e que continue a dar destaque a questão para que Myanmar não evite as suas próprias responsabilidades" External link

portalangop Thursday, January 23, 2020 7:38:00 PM EAT

Yanghee Lee declarou : "É vergonhoso que esses Estados não façam nada diante de todas as evidências que temos" External link

portalangop Thursday, January 23, 2020 7:38:00 PM EAT

Yanghee Lee disse : "Espero que o governo de Myanmar siga as decisões e as recomendações que o tribunal possa fazer, e que a comunidade internacional permaneça atenta ao assunto e que continue a dar destaque a questão para que Myanmar não evite as suas próprias responsabilidades" External link

portalangop Thursday, January 23, 2020 7:38:00 PM EAT

Yanghee Lee declarou : "É vergonhoso que esses Estados não façam nada diante de todas as evidências que temos" External link

portalangop Thursday, January 23, 2020 7:38:00 PM EAT

Yanghee Lee said : “Myanmar’s denial of access has not dissuaded me from doing everything I can to impartially report to the international community accurate, first-hand information that has been provided to me during my visits to the region,” External link

thedailystarBD Wednesday, January 15, 2020 1:45:00 AM EAT

Yanghee Lee told ( about Chin State ) : “The conflict with the Arakan Army in northern Rakhine State and parts of southern Chin State has continued over the past few months and the impact on civilians is devastating,” External link

myanmarnews Monday, January 6, 2020 3:39:00 AM EAT

Yanghee Lee said : “circled the group several times, firing as the men and boys were fleeing, killing six and injuring thirteen,” External link

myanmarnews Monday, January 6, 2020 3:39:00 AM EAT

Yanghee Lee said ( about Maung Zarni ) : “The online threats, including those targeting prominent activists Dr Maung Zarni and Nay Say Lwin of the Free Rohingya Coalition are deeply concerning,” “I call on each and every organ of the Myanmar state to ensure that absolutely no reprisals are taken against any group or individual that is advocating for justice and accountability in Myanmar,” External link

dhakatribune Tuesday, December 10, 2019 9:51:00 PM EAT

Yanghee Lee said : “Following the announcement of these important developments, I have noted the spread of increasingly hostile online rhetoric propagating a false and divisive narrative of being either ‘with us’ or ‘against us’,” “Abusive speech continues to be circulated on social media targeting Myanmar’s ethnic minorities, including the Rohingya, as well as human rights defenders, women and others,” External link

dhakatribune Tuesday, December 10, 2019 9:51:00 PM EAT

Yanghee Lee said ( about Maung Zarni ) : "The online threats, including those targeting prominent activists Dr. Maung Zarni and Mr. Nay Say Lwin of the Free Rohingya Coalition are deeply concerning," "I call on each and every organ of the Myanmar State to ensure that absolutely no reprisals are taken against any group or individual that is advocating for justice and accountability in Myanmar" External link

reliefWeb Tuesday, December 10, 2019 8:08:00 PM EAT

Yanghee Lee said : "Following the announcement of these important developments, I have noted the spread of increasingly hostile online rhetoric propagating a false and divisive narrative of being either 'with us' or 'against us'," External link

reliefWeb Tuesday, December 10, 2019 8:08:00 PM EAT

Yanghee Lee said : "The Government has now admitted using helicopter gunships in support of ground troops, and there are unverified claims of reprisals against villagers who had shared their grievances with the delegation," External link

frontiermyanmar Monday, December 9, 2019 11:56:00 PM EAT

Yanghee Lee told : "indicates the government may be trying to expel the Rohingya population from the country altogether," External link

frontiermyanmar Tuesday, November 19, 2019 11:47:00 AM EAT

Yanghee Lee said : "Our president enjoys a great history of being a human rights lawyer," External link

myanmarnews Tuesday, October 29, 2019 1:39:00 PM EAT

Yanghee Lee said : “An end to impunity in Myanmar remains a lofty, far-off goal,” “However, the international community must maintain its resolve and do more if that goal is to become within reach” External link

reliefWeb Friday, October 25, 2019 9:53:00 PM EAT

Yanghee Lee said : “This abhorrent treatment is completely antithetical to Myanmar’s human rights and child rights obligations, and is indicative of the risk that any returning Rohingya would face if they wished to exercise the freedom of movement that they are demanding,” “This is the living reality faced by the 600,000 Rohingya remaining in Myanmar” External link

reliefWeb Friday, October 25, 2019 9:53:00 PM EAT

Yanghee Lee said : "The entire situation in Myanmar must be referred to the International Criminal Court or an international tribunal [must be] established to ensure justice for the people of Myanmar," External link

haberler-en Friday, October 25, 2019 1:45:00 PM EAT

Yanghee Lee said : "I remain resolute in my belief that it is not safe for Rohingya refugees [in Bangladesh] to return to Myanmar until the fundamental circumstances leading to their expulsion are remedied," External link

haberler-en Friday, October 25, 2019 1:45:00 PM EAT

Yanghee Lee said : "An end to impunity in Myanmar remains a lofty, far-off goal," "However, the international community must maintain its resolve and do more if that goal is to become within reach" External link

thedailystarBD Thursday, October 24, 2019 8:49:00 AM EAT

Yanghee Lee said : "This abhorrent treatment is completely antithetical to Myanmar's human rights and child rights obligations, and is indicative of the risk that any returning Rohingya would face if they wished to exercise the freedom of movement that they are demanding," "This is the living reality faced by the 600,000 Rohingya remaining in Myanmar" External link

thedailystarBD Thursday, October 24, 2019 8:49:00 AM EAT

Yanghee Lee said : "The entire situation in Myanmar must be referred to the International Criminal Court or an international tribunal [must be] established to ensure justice for the people of Myanmar," External link

haberler-en Thursday, October 24, 2019 6:59:00 AM EAT

Yanghee Lee said : "I remain resolute in my belief that it is not safe for Rohingya refugees [in Bangladesh] to return to Myanmar until the fundamental circumstances leading to their expulsion are remedied," External link

haberler-en Thursday, October 24, 2019 6:59:00 AM EAT

Yanghee Lee said : “It has not produced a single report after nearly 15 months,” External link

thenational Thursday, October 24, 2019 3:40:00 AM EAT

Yanghee Lee said : “An end to impunity in Myanmar remains a lofty, far-off goal,” External link

dhakatribune Wednesday, October 23, 2019 9:43:00 PM EAT

Yanghee Lee said : “There are a number of things that remain unknown to me even following my visit, chief among them being whether the island is truly habitable,” External link

irrawaddy Monday, October 21, 2019 8:22:00 AM EAT

Yanghee Lee asked : “I would like to ask the state counselor if the Myanmar that exists today is what she had truly aspired to bring about throughout the decades of her relentless fight for a free and democratic Myanmar?” “I implore you, Madame State Counselor, to open your eyes, listen, feel with your heart, and please use your moral authority before it is too late,” External link

myanmarnews Monday, October 21, 2019 1:34:00 AM EAT

Yanghee Lee said : “There are a number of things that remain unknown to me even following my visit, chief among them being whether the island is truly habitable,” External link

dhakatribune Sunday, October 20, 2019 9:51:00 PM EAT

Yanghee Lee said : “There are a number of things that remain unknown to me even following my visit, chief among them being whether the island is truly habitable,” External link

theglobeandmail Sunday, October 20, 2019 6:46:00 PM EAT

Yanghee Lee said : “There are a number of things that remain unknown to me even following my visit, chief among them being whether the island is truly habitable,” External link

arabnews Sunday, October 20, 2019 6:28:00 PM EAT

Yanghee Lee said : "There are a number of things that remain unknown to me even following my visit, chief among them being whether the island is truly habitable," External link

trust Sunday, October 20, 2019 5:23:00 PM EAT

Yanghee Lee said : "There are a number of things that remain unknown to me even following my visit, chief among them being whether the island is truly habitable," External link

trust2 Sunday, October 20, 2019 3:50:00 PM EAT

Yanghee Lee said : “While this situation persists, it is not safe or sustainable for refugees to return,” External link

myanmarnews Tuesday, October 8, 2019 6:41:00 AM EAT

Yanghee Lee said : “While this situation persists, it is not safe or sustainable for refugees to return,” External link

mmtimes Monday, October 7, 2019 4:51:00 AM EAT

Yanghee Lee said : "Our president enjoys a great history of being a human rights lawyer," External link

myanmarnews Monday, September 23, 2019 6:08:00 PM EAT

Yanghee Lee said : "Our president enjoys a great history of being a human rights lawyer," External link

myanmarnews Sunday, September 22, 2019 11:50:00 AM EAT

Yanghee Lee asked : "I would like to ask the state counselor if the Myanmar that exists today is what she had truly aspired to bring about throughout the decades of her relentless fight for a free and democratic Myanmar?" "I implore you Madame State Counselor to open your eyes, listen, feel with your heart, and please use your moral authority, before it is too late," External link

irishsun Thursday, September 19, 2019 12:15:00 AM EAT

Yanghee Lee added : “Some of that demolition occurred in 2018 and some even in 2019, and all of this is completely antithetical to the claim that Myanmar is ready to receive the refugees. I further note that under Myanmar’s land laws, burned land reverts to Government ownership. In this situation, even if the refugees wished to return to Myanmar, what have they got to go back to?” External link

reliefWeb Wednesday, September 18, 2019 11:26:00 PM EAT

Yanghee Lee added : “My belief is unwavering that accountability is necessary for the country as a whole, as well as being key to successful repatriation: it will bring about an end to the military’s violence against ethnic minorities in Myanmar and the possibility that the Rohingya could live safely in Rakhine” External link

reliefWeb Wednesday, September 18, 2019 11:26:00 PM EAT

Yanghee Lee said ( about Aung San Suu Kyi ) : “I would like to ask the State Counselor if the Myanmar that exists today is what Suu Kyi had truly aspired to bring about, throughout the decades of her relentless fight for a free and democratic Myanmar? "I implore you, Madame State Counselor, to open your eyes, listen, feel with your heart, and please use your moral authority, before it gets too late,” External link

dhakatribune Wednesday, September 18, 2019 10:33:00 AM EAT

Yanghee Lee added : "Some of that demolition occurred in 2018 and some even in 2019, and all of this is completely antithetical to the claim that Myanmar is ready to receive the refugees. I further note that under Myanmar's land laws, burned land reverts to Government ownership. In this situation, even if the refugees wished to return to Myanmar, what have they got to go back to?" External link

thedailystarBD Wednesday, September 18, 2019 9:56:00 AM EAT

Yanghee Lee added : "My belief is unwavering that accountability is necessary for the country as a whole, as well as being key to successful repatriation: it will bring about an end to the military's violence against ethnic minorities in Myanmar and the possibility that the Rohingya could live safely in Rakhine" External link

thedailystarBD Wednesday, September 18, 2019 9:56:00 AM EAT

Yanghee Lee told : “I would like to ask the State Counsellor if the Myanmar that exists today is what she had truly aspired to bring about throughout the decades of her relentless fight for a free and democratic Myanmar? I implore you Madame State Counsellor to open your eyes, listen, feel with your heart, and please use your moral authority, before it is too late,” External link

dhakatribune Tuesday, September 17, 2019 11:07:00 PM EAT

Yanghee Lee said : "Up to 65,000 people have been displaced by the conflict across northern Rakhine and southern Chin States since January," External link

frontiermyanmar Tuesday, September 17, 2019 5:13:00 AM EAT

Yanghee Lee said : "The suspension cannot be justified under international law and is a violation of multiple rights," External link

frontiermyanmar Tuesday, September 17, 2019 5:13:00 AM EAT

Yanghee Lee said : "Myanmar has done nothing to dismantle the system of violence and persecution, and the Rohingya who remain in Rakhine live in the same dire circumstances that they did prior to the events of August 2017," "They are denied citizenship and recognition, face regular violence, including in the context of the ongoing conflict between the Arakan Army and the Tatmadaw" External link

myanmarnews Monday, September 16, 2019 11:56:00 PM EAT

Yanghee Lee declarou : “O acesso humanitário continua fortemente limitado pelo Governo nos locais afetados pelo conflito, privando de forma significativa cerca de 100 mil pessoas de uma assistência e serviços de base, enquanto o recolher obrigatório impede também o acesso a meios de subsistência e de tratamento médico” External link

ptjornal Monday, September 16, 2019 11:29:00 PM EAT

Yanghee Lee sublinhou : “Ao longo de julho, agosto e setembro, continuei a receber informações segundo as quais os civis têm sido mortos e usados como alvos” External link

ptjornal Monday, September 16, 2019 11:29:00 PM EAT

Yanghee Lee declarou : “O acesso humanitário continua fortemente limitado pelo Governo nos locais afetados pelo conflito, privando de forma significativa cerca de 100 mil pessoas de uma assistência e serviços de base, enquanto o recolher obrigatório impede também o acesso a meios de subsistência e de tratamento médico” External link

24-sapo Monday, September 16, 2019 10:59:00 PM EAT

Yanghee Lee sublinhou : “Ao longo de julho, agosto e setembro, continuei a receber informações segundo as quais os civis têm sido mortos e usados como alvos” External link

24-sapo Monday, September 16, 2019 10:59:00 PM EAT

Yanghee Lee déclaré : "Dans l'Etat de Rakhine, la Tatmadaw (nom de l'armée birmane) a utilisé des hélicoptères de combat contre l'Armée d'Arakan (AA) et les deux parties sont accusées d'avoir effectué sans discernement, dans des zones civiles, des tirs d'artillerie lourde, et d'avoir posé des mines" External link

clicanoo Monday, September 16, 2019 10:27:00 PM EAT

Yanghee Lee said : "Myanmar has done nothing to dismantle the system of violence and persecution, and the Rohingya who remain in Rakhine live in the same dire circumstances that they did prior to the events of August 2017," External link

voanews Monday, September 16, 2019 9:05:00 PM EAT

Yanghee Lee déclaré : "Dans l'Etat de Rakhine, la Tatmadaw (nom de l'armée birmane) a utilisé des hélicoptères de combat contre l'Armée d'Arakan (AA) et les deux parties sont accusées d'avoir effectué sans discernement, dans des zones civiles, des tirs d'artillerie lourde, et d'avoir posé des mines" External link

lamontagne Monday, September 16, 2019 8:42:00 PM EAT

Yanghee Lee déclaré : "Dans l'Etat de Rakhine, la Tatmadaw (nom de l'armée birmane) a utilisé des hélicoptères de combat contre l'Armée d'Arakan (AA) et les deux parties sont accusées d'avoir effectué sans discernement, dans des zones civiles, des tirs d'artillerie lourde, et d'avoir posé des mines" External link

afp-fr Monday, September 16, 2019 7:56:00 PM EAT

Yanghee Lee said : "Our president enjoys a great history of being a human rights lawyer," External link

digitaljournal Wednesday, September 4, 2019 4:49:00 PM EAT

Yanghee Lee said : "Our president enjoys a great history of being a human rights lawyer," External link

outlookindia Wednesday, September 4, 2019 12:23:00 PM EAT

Yanghee Lee said : “Our president enjoys a great history of being a human rights lawyer,” External link

phnompenhpost Wednesday, September 4, 2019 7:58:00 AM EAT

Yanghee Lee said : “Our president enjoys a great history of being a human rights lawyer,” External link

guardian-ng Tuesday, September 3, 2019 4:29:00 PM EAT

Yanghee Lee said : “Our president enjoys a great history of being a human rights lawyer,” External link

themalaymailonline Tuesday, September 3, 2019 4:15:00 PM EAT

Yanghee Lee said : "Our president enjoys a great history of being a human rights lawyer," External link

pulse Tuesday, September 3, 2019 1:31:00 PM EAT

Yanghee Lee said : "Our president enjoys a great history of being a human rights lawyer," External link

news-yahoo Tuesday, September 3, 2019 1:03:00 PM EAT

Yanghee Lee said : “She has not ever recognised that there is such a people called Rohingya – that’s a starting point. I’m very disappointed,” External link

frontiermyanmar Monday, September 2, 2019 2:23:00 AM EAT

Yanghee Lee said : “I have in the past commended Myanmar’s flourishing, widening democratic space. However, it seems to me that national legislation is effectively resulting in the criminalisation of legitimate expression,” External link

frontiermyanmar Monday, September 2, 2019 2:23:00 AM EAT

Yanghee Lee said : "Remaining Rohingya in Myanmar continue to be denied their rights and persecuted by authorities, making returns from Bangladesh impossible," External link

haberler-en Friday, August 23, 2019 6:54:00 PM EAT

Yanghee Lee said : "Perhaps about a thousand or more are already dead," External link

frontiermyanmar Tuesday, July 30, 2019 10:49:00 AM EAT

Yanghee Lee urged : “Stronger action is needed by regional countries to address potential peace and security concerns (for Myanmar),” External link

myanmarnews Tuesday, July 23, 2019 5:58:00 PM EAT

Yanghee Lee urged : “Stronger action is needed by regional countries to address potential peace and security concerns (for Myanmar),” External link

mmtimes Tuesday, July 23, 2019 5:13:00 AM EAT

Yanghee Lee told : "I am seeing that happening, on all sides not just in Rakhine," External link

thepeninsulaqatar Monday, July 22, 2019 11:13:00 PM EAT

Yanghee Lee said : "It's a double-edged sword ... If you stay there, you are going to die, so people are going to try to do whatever they can," External link

thepeninsulaqatar Monday, July 22, 2019 11:13:00 PM EAT

Yanghee Lee said : “Civil society actors, journalists and ordinary citizens exercising their rights to freedom of expression, assembly and association are not threats ... and they play a vital role in contributing to and sustaining a robust democracy, and in advocating for the promotion and protection of human rights,” “I stand with you, the people of Myanmar, as you chart your way forward in this historic moment,” External link

frontiermyanmar Friday, July 19, 2019 4:09:00 PM EAT

Yanghee Lee said : “While in Thailand, I was extremely disturbed to hear about Singapore deporting six Myanmar nationals for allegedly supporting the Arakan Army [AA],” “The six were then arrested upon returning to Myanmar and are now being detained incommunicado. I’m extremely concerned about their situation in view of the recent deaths of Rakhine men in custody, who were also detained on suspicion of being associated with the Arakan Army in the Rakhine State,” External link

nationmultimedia Friday, July 19, 2019 3:59:00 PM EAT

Yanghee Lee said : "It is challenging to get information on what is happening on the ground under these circumstances, but I have been told that three villages in Rakhine have been burned down by the Tatmadaw [Myanmar's national military] in the last two weeks," External link

irishsun Friday, July 19, 2019 1:54:00 AM EAT

Yanghee Lee said : "There is no access to mobile internet in any of those townships, meaning that people were not adequately prepared for or warned of the floods that occurred," External link

irishsun Friday, July 19, 2019 1:54:00 AM EAT

Yanghee Lee said : "I think we should freeze their assets and the assets of their families, too," External link

irishsun Friday, July 19, 2019 1:54:00 AM EAT

Yanghee Lee asked : "The question is, did the Myanmar Government impose the internet ban to inflict more harm on the people living in Rakhine?" External link

irishsun Friday, July 19, 2019 1:54:00 AM EAT

Yanghee Lee said : “These campaigns are getting ever more sophisticated and are being coordinated and strategic in their action, using coded language to get around content restrictions to continue to spread hateful messages,” External link

laht Thursday, July 18, 2019 10:44:00 PM EAT

Yanghee Lee said : “It terrifies me to think of how many other women may be in similar situations, treated as less than human, held captive for decades, and uncontactable by their families,” External link

laht Thursday, July 18, 2019 10:44:00 PM EAT

Yanghee Lee said : “appears to be increasing pressure and engaging governments of neighboring countries in efforts to violate rights and avoid scrutiny,” External link

laht Thursday, July 18, 2019 10:44:00 PM EAT

Yanghee Lee told : “I am seeing that happening, on all sides not just in Rakhine,” External link

themalaymailonline Thursday, July 18, 2019 7:21:00 PM EAT

Yanghee Lee added : “I am afraid there is going to be a lot more people who are going to take advantage of the vulnerable situation of the people,” External link

themalaymailonline Thursday, July 18, 2019 7:21:00 PM EAT

Yanghee Lee said : “It’s a double-edged sword ... If you stay there, you are going to die, so people are going to try to do whatever they can,” External link

themalaymailonline Thursday, July 18, 2019 7:21:00 PM EAT

Yanghee Lee told : "I am seeing that happening, on all sides not just in Rakhine," External link

trust Thursday, July 18, 2019 6:47:00 PM EAT

Yanghee Lee said : "It's a double-edged sword ... If you stay there, you are going to die, so people are going to try to do whatever they can," External link

trust Thursday, July 18, 2019 6:47:00 PM EAT

Yanghee Lee told : "I am seeing that happening, on all sides not just in Rakhine," External link

news-yahoo Thursday, July 18, 2019 6:15:00 PM EAT

Yanghee Lee said : "It's a double-edged sword ... If you stay there, you are going to die, so people are going to try to do whatever they can," External link

news-yahoo Thursday, July 18, 2019 6:15:00 PM EAT

Yanghee Lee said : "It is entirely Myanmar's responsibility to bring about all necessary conditions for all the people they forcibly drove out to return and they are entirely failing to do so," External link

myanmarnews Monday, July 8, 2019 2:38:00 AM EAT

Yanghee Lee told : "We are witness to an ongoing tragedy in Rakhine state, where less than two years ago horrific atrocities were inflicted on the Rohingyas and the civilian population is once again being subjected to grievous human rights violations by security forces," External link

globalsecurity Thursday, July 4, 2019 7:33:00 AM EAT

Yanghee Lee said ( about Chin State ) : "The conflict with the Arakan Army in northern Rakhine State and parts of southern Chin State has continued over the past few months and the impact on civilians is devastating. Many acts of the Tatmadaw (Myanmar's army) and the Arakan Army violate international humanitarian law and may amount to war crimes, as well as violating human rights," External link

globalsecurity Thursday, July 4, 2019 7:33:00 AM EAT

Yanghee Lee said : "It is entirely Myanmar's responsibility to bring about all necessary conditions for all the people they forcibly drove out to return and they are entirely failing to do so," External link

npr Thursday, July 4, 2019 12:38:00 AM EAT

Yanghee Lee said ( about Chin State ) : “The conflict with the Arakan Army in northern Rakhine State and parts of southern Chin State has continued over the past few months and the impact on civilians is devastating. Many acts of the Tatmadaw (army) and the Arakan Army violate international humanitarian law and may amount to war crimes, as well as violating human rights,” External link

thedailystarBD Wednesday, July 3, 2019 10:13:00 PM EAT

Yanghee Lee told : "We are witness to an ongoing tragedy in Rakhine state, where less than two years ago horrific atrocities were inflicted on the Rohingyas and the civilian population is once again being subjected to grievous human rights violations by security forces," External link

iran-daily Wednesday, July 3, 2019 7:27:00 PM EAT

Yanghee Lee said ( about Chin State ) : "The conflict with the Arakan Army in northern Rakhine State and parts of southern Chin State has continued over the past few months and the impact on civilians is devastating. Many acts of the Tatmadaw (Myanmar’s army) and the Arakan Army violate international humanitarian law and may amount to war crimes, as well as violating human rights," External link

iran-daily Wednesday, July 3, 2019 7:27:00 PM EAT

Yanghee Lee told : "We are witness to an ongoing tragedy in Rakhine state, where less than two years ago horrific atrocities were inflicted on the Rohingyas and the civilian population is once again being subjected to grievous human rights violations by security forces," External link

presstv Wednesday, July 3, 2019 6:47:00 PM EAT

Yanghee Lee said ( about Chin State ) : "The conflict with the Arakan Army in northern Rakhine State and parts of southern Chin State has continued over the past few months and the impact on civilians is devastating. Many acts of the Tatmadaw (Myanmar’s army) and the Arakan Army violate international humanitarian law and may amount to war crimes, as well as violating human rights," External link

presstv Wednesday, July 3, 2019 6:47:00 PM EAT

Yanghee Lee said : "I reiterate what I have now said many times, that the international community must ensure justice is brought about. I am disappointed that nine months following the resolution establishing it, the Independent Investigative Mechanism for Myanmar is still not functioning. There is a real risk that there will be a gap in investigations into the most serious international crimes and violations of international law in Myanmar," External link

voanews Wednesday, July 3, 2019 6:01:00 PM EAT

Yanghee Lee said ( about Chin State ) : “The conflict with the Arakan Army in northern Rakhine State and parts of southern Chin State has continued over the past few months and the impact on civilians is devastating. Many acts of the Tatmadaw (army) and the Arakan Army violate international humanitarian law and may amount to war crimes, as well as violating human rights,” External link

iran-daily Wednesday, July 3, 2019 5:52:00 PM EAT

Yanghee Lee said ( about Chin State ) : "The conflict with the Arakan Army in northern Rakhine State and parts of southern Chin State has continued over the past few months and the impact on civilians is devastating. Many acts of the Tatmadaw (army) and the Arakan Army violate international humanitarian law and may amount to war crimes, as well as violating human rights," External link

dhakatribune Wednesday, July 3, 2019 12:59:00 PM EAT

Yanghee Lee said ( about Chin State ) : "The conflict with the Arakan Army in northern Rakhine State and parts of southern Chin State has continued over the past few months and the impact on civilians is devastating. Many acts of the Tatmadaw (army) and the Arakan Army violate international humanitarian law and may amount to war crimes, as well as violating human rights," External link

AsiaOne Wednesday, July 3, 2019 10:51:00 AM EAT

Yanghee Lee said ( about Chin State ) : "The conflict with the Arakan Army in northern Rakhine State and parts of southern Chin State has continued over the past few months and the impact on civilians is devastating. Many acts of the Tatmadaw (army) and the Arakan Army violate international humanitarian law and may amount to war crimes, as well as violating human rights," External link

news-yahoo Wednesday, July 3, 2019 6:23:00 AM EAT

Yanghee Lee said ( about Chin State ) : "The conflict with the Arakan Army in northern Rakhine State and parts of southern Chin State has continued over the past few months and the impact on civilians is devastating. Many acts of the Tatmadaw (army) and the Arakan Army violate international humanitarian law and may amount to war crimes, as well as violating human rights," External link

abs-cbnnews Wednesday, July 3, 2019 12:29:00 AM EAT

Yanghee Lee said ( about Chin State ) : "The conflict with the Arakan Army in northern Rakhine State and parts of southern Chin State has continued over the past few months and the impact on civilians is devastating. Many acts of the Tatmadaw (army) and the Arakan Army violate international humanitarian law and may amount to war crimes, as well as violating human rights," External link

wsau Tuesday, July 2, 2019 10:51:00 PM EAT

Yanghee Lee said ( about Chin State ) : "The conflict with the Arakan Army in northern Rakhine State and parts of southern Chin State has continued over the past few months and the impact on civilians is devastating. Many acts of the Tatmadaw (army) and the Arakan Army violate international humanitarian law and may amount to war crimes, as well as violating human rights," External link

news-yahoo Tuesday, July 2, 2019 10:14:00 PM EAT

Yanghee Lee said : “I fear for all civilians there, cut off and without the necessary means to communicate with people inside and outside the area,” External link

TorontoStar Tuesday, July 2, 2019 6:29:00 PM EAT

Yanghee Lee said : “I fear for all civilians there, cut off and without the necessary means to communicate with people inside and outside the area,” External link

irinnews Friday, June 28, 2019 7:19:00 PM EAT

Yanghee Lee said : “I fear for all civilians there,” External link

smc Thursday, June 27, 2019 2:26:00 PM EAT

Yanghee Lee wrote : "I fear for all civilians there," External link

globalsecurity Wednesday, June 26, 2019 8:12:00 AM EAT

Yanghee Lee said : “There is no media access and there are serious restrictions on humanitarian organisations in the conflict-affected area. The entire region is in a blackout,” External link

mmtimes Wednesday, June 26, 2019 5:50:00 AM EAT

Yanghee Lee said : “Both parties to the conflict must ensure that civilians and civilian objects are protected at all times and uphold international humanitarian law. The restrictions on the media and humanitarian organisations must be lifted immediately,” External link

mmtimes Wednesday, June 26, 2019 5:50:00 AM EAT

Yanghee Lee said : “As there is no media access and serious restrictions on humanitarian organisations in the conflict-affected area, the entire region is in a blackout,” External link

reliefWeb Tuesday, June 25, 2019 9:24:00 PM EAT

Yanghee Lee said : “I call on the Government to reverse its decision to impose the mobile internet ban,” “Both parties to the conflict must ensure that civilians and civilian objects are protected at all times and uphold international humanitarian law. The restrictions on the media and humanitarian organisations must be lifted immediately” External link

reliefWeb Tuesday, June 25, 2019 9:24:00 PM EAT

Yanghee Lee said : “I fear for all civilians there,” External link

weeklyblitz Tuesday, June 25, 2019 9:10:00 PM EAT

Yanghee Lee said : “As there is no media access and serious restrictions on humanitarian organizations in the conflict-affected area, the entire region is in a blackout,” External link

weeklyblitz Tuesday, June 25, 2019 9:10:00 PM EAT

Yanghee Lee said : “The entire region is in a blackout,” “I fear for all civilians there, cut off and without the necessary means to communicate with people inside and outside the area” External link

irrawaddy Tuesday, June 25, 2019 7:41:00 PM EAT

Yanghee Lee said : “I fear for all civilians there,” External link

irrawaddy Tuesday, June 25, 2019 7:41:00 PM EAT

Yanghee Lee said : "I fear for all civilians there," External link

deutschewelle-en Tuesday, June 25, 2019 7:16:00 PM EAT

Yanghee Lee said : “I fear for all civilians there,” External link

dailytimesPK Tuesday, June 25, 2019 7:10:00 PM EAT

Yanghee Lee said : “I call on the government [Myanmar] to reverse its decision to impose the mobile internet ban,” “Both parties to the conflict must ensure that civilians, and civilian objects are protected at all times, and they uphold international humanitarian law. The restrictions on the media, and humanitarian organizations must be lifted immediately,” External link

dhakatribune Tuesday, June 25, 2019 6:56:00 PM EAT

Yanghee Lee said : “I fear for all civilians there,” External link

ChinaPost Tuesday, June 25, 2019 6:01:00 PM EAT

Yanghee Lee said : “The entire region is in a blackout,” “I fear for all civilians there, cut off and without the necessary means to communicate with people inside and outside the area” External link

irrawaddy.com Tuesday, June 25, 2019 5:57:00 PM EAT

Yanghee Lee said : “I fear for all civilians there,” External link

irrawaddy.com Tuesday, June 25, 2019 5:57:00 PM EAT

Yanghee Lee said : “As there is no media access and serious restrictions on humanitarian organisations in the conflict-affected area, the entire region is in a blackout,” External link

thedailystarBD Tuesday, June 25, 2019 5:56:00 PM EAT

Yanghee Lee said : “I call on the Government to reverse its decision to impose the mobile internet ban,” “Both parties to the conflict must ensure that civilians and civilian objects are protected at all times and uphold international humanitarian law. The restrictions on the media and humanitarian organisations must be lifted immediately” External link

thedailystarBD Tuesday, June 25, 2019 5:56:00 PM EAT

Yanghee Lee said : "I fear for all civilians there," External link

dw-en Tuesday, June 25, 2019 5:12:00 PM EAT

Yanghee Lee said : "I fear for all civilians there," External link

aljazeera-en Tuesday, June 25, 2019 11:32:00 AM EAT

Yanghee Lee said : "I remind the government that children should be detained strictly as a last resort, for the shortest appropriate period of time, and must be treated with humanity and respect in a manner which takes into account their age," External link

frontiermyanmar Sunday, May 19, 2019 11:14:00 PM EAT

Yanghee Lee said : “Revenues from natural resource extraction needed for vital services and development being diverted to the military and its allies undermines the civilian government, democratic reforms, the peace process, sustainable development, and the realization of rights,” External link

myanmarnews Wednesday, April 3, 2019 9:04:00 AM EAT

Yanghee Lee said : “There are a number of things that remain unknown to me even following my visit, chief among them being whether the island is truly habitable,” External link

myanmarnews Saturday, March 30, 2019 12:28:00 PM EAT

Yanghee Lee says : “It is imperative that the international community’s focus remains on justice and accountability for victims in Myanmar,” External link

frontiermyanmar Tuesday, March 26, 2019 4:30:00 AM EAT

Yanghee Lee said : “As of 28 February, this includes 33 people serving sentences and 311 people awaiting trial in relation to exercising their rights, of whom 86 people are detained while awaiting trial. This is worrying as it represents a significant increase from the same time last year, when 184 people were under trial,” External link

frontiermyanmar Tuesday, March 26, 2019 4:30:00 AM EAT

Yanghee Lee said : "There are a number of things that remain unknown to me even following my visit, chief among them being whether the island is truly habitable," External link

thedailystarBD Sunday, March 24, 2019 10:38:00 PM EAT

Yanghee Lee said : "There are a number of things that remain unknown to me even following my visit, chief among them being whether the island is truly habitable," External link

ahram-EN Saturday, March 23, 2019 10:33:00 PM EAT

Yanghee Lee said : “There are a number of things that remain unknown to me even following my visit, chief among them being whether the island is truly habitable,” External link

BangkokPost Saturday, March 23, 2019 6:24:00 PM EAT

Yanghee Lee said : "There are a number of things that remain unknown to me even following my visit, chief among them being whether the island is truly habitable," External link

trust Saturday, March 23, 2019 4:32:00 PM EAT

Yanghee Lee said : "Ill-planned relocations without the consent of the refugees have the potential to create a new crisis," External link

deutschewelle-en Friday, March 15, 2019 4:58:00 PM EAT

Yanghee Lee said : “There are a number of things that remain unknown to me even following my visit, chief among them being whether the island is truly habitable,” External link

irrawaddy.com Thursday, March 14, 2019 4:01:00 PM EAT

Yanghee Lee said : “I am very hopeful. This is something that was unprecedented. It is a tiny step forward but I really do wish that this would open the floodgates (of justice),” External link

myanmarnews Wednesday, March 13, 2019 5:00:00 AM EAT

Yanghee Lee said ( about William Hussey ) : “I am pleased that this is moving forward. However I still firmly believe that the situation in Myanmar must be referred to the ICC by the Security Council, or a state party or group of states parties,” External link

myanmarnews Wednesday, March 13, 2019 5:00:00 AM EAT

Yanghee Lee said ( about William Hussey ) : “Victims must not be forced to wait in the purgatory of international inaction; if it is not possible to refer the situation to the ICC, the international community should consider establishing an independent tribunal,” External link

myanmarnews Wednesday, March 13, 2019 5:00:00 AM EAT

Yanghee Lee said ( about William Hussey ) : “Victims must not be forced to wait in the purgatory of international inaction; if it is not possible to refer the situation to the ICC, the international community should consider establishing an independent tribunal,” External link

myanmarnews Wednesday, March 13, 2019 5:00:00 AM EAT

Yanghee Lee said : “There are a number of things that remain unknown to me even following my visit, chief among them being whether the island is truly habitable,” External link

clickittefaq Tuesday, March 12, 2019 6:10:00 PM EAT

Yanghee Lee said : “I am very hopeful. This is something that was unprecedented,” External link

clickittefaq Tuesday, March 12, 2019 6:10:00 PM EAT

Yanghee Lee said ( about William Hussey ) : "The situation in Myanmar must be referred to the ICC by the Security Council or a state party or group of state parties," External link

globalsecurity Tuesday, March 12, 2019 9:43:00 AM EAT

Yanghee Lee told : "I had the opportunity to visit the island on my last visit to Bangladesh and saw with my own eyes the works that the Bangladesh government has undertaken. However, there are a number of things that remain unknown to me even following my report, chief among them being whether the island is truly habitable," External link

globalsecurity Tuesday, March 12, 2019 9:43:00 AM EAT

Yanghee Lee said ( about William Hussey ) : "Victims must not be forced to wait in the purgatory of international inaction; if it is not possible to refer the situation to the ICC, the international community should consider establishing an independent tribunal," External link

haberler-en Monday, March 11, 2019 11:17:00 PM EAT

Yanghee Lee said ( about William Hussey ) : "Victims must not be forced to wait in the purgatory of international inaction; if it is not possible to refer the situation to the ICC, the international community should consider establishing an independent tribunal," External link

haberler-en Monday, March 11, 2019 11:17:00 PM EAT

Yanghee Lee said : “The law does not sufficiently recognise this reality,” “The law affects so many people, and with land insecurity central to the cycle of conflict, poverty and denial of rights, it has the potential to be disastrous,” External link

thedailystarBD Monday, March 11, 2019 10:06:00 PM EAT

Yanghee Lee said : “The Law does not sufficiently recognise this reality,” “The Law affects so many people, and with land insecurity central to the cycle of conflict, poverty and denial of rights, it has the potential to be disastrous” External link

reliefWeb Monday, March 11, 2019 9:44:00 PM EAT

Yanghee Lee said : “I am very hopeful. This is something that was unprecedented. It is a tiny step forward but I really do wish that this would open the floodgates (of justice),” External link

themalaymailonline Monday, March 11, 2019 9:30:00 PM EAT

Yanghee Lee said : "There are a number of things that remain unknown to me even following my visit, chief among them being whether the island is truly habitable," External link

trust Monday, March 11, 2019 3:54:00 PM EAT

Yanghee Lee said : "There are a number of things that remain unknown to me even following my visit, chief among them being whether the island is truly habitable," External link

dailysabah Monday, March 11, 2019 3:32:00 PM EAT

Yanghee Lee said : "Contrary to achieving the stated aim of decreasing tensions, this selective banning may contribute to feelings of inequality by ethnic minorities," External link

myanmarnews Thursday, March 7, 2019 10:01:00 PM EAT

Yanghee Lee said : "Contrary to achieving the stated aim of decreasing tensions, this selective banning may contribute to feelings of inequality by ethnic minorities," External link

thedailystarBD Thursday, March 7, 2019 12:15:00 AM EAT

Yanghee Lee said : "The people of Myanmar have endured decades of abuse; international inaction, or delayed action, is a further injustice," External link

myanmarnews Wednesday, March 6, 2019 7:17:00 PM EAT

Yanghee Lee said : "The pervasive nature of hate speech is alarming, particularly that it is used by senior government officials," External link

myanmarnews Wednesday, March 6, 2019 7:17:00 PM EAT

Yanghee Lee said : "conditions for voluntary, safe, dignified and sustainable returns do not exist," External link

myanmarnews Wednesday, March 6, 2019 7:17:00 PM EAT

Yanghee Lee said : "Myanmar continues to be plagued by armed conflicts and violence" External link

myanmarnews Wednesday, March 6, 2019 7:17:00 PM EAT

Yanghee Lee said : "Contrary to achieving the stated aim of decreasing tensions, this selective banning may contribute to feelings of inequality by ethnic minorities," External link

dhakatribune Wednesday, March 6, 2019 3:46:00 PM EAT

Yanghee Lee said : “Contrary to achieving the stated aim of decreasing tensions, this selective banning may contribute to feelings of inequality by ethnic minorities,” External link

irrawaddy.com Wednesday, March 6, 2019 7:50:00 AM EAT

Yanghee Lee said : “Contrary to achieving the stated aim of decreasing tensions, this selective banning may contribute to feelings of inequality by ethnic minorities,” External link

myanmarnews Wednesday, March 6, 2019 6:17:00 AM EAT

Yanghee Lee said : "Contrary to achieving the stated aim of decreasing tensions, this selective banning may contribute to feelings of inequality by ethnic minorities," External link

voanews Wednesday, March 6, 2019 2:24:00 AM EAT

Yanghee Lee said : "The people of Myanmar have endured decades of abuse; international inaction, or delayed action, is a further injustice," External link

aljazeera-en Wednesday, March 6, 2019 2:22:00 AM EAT

Yanghee Lee said : "The pervasive nature of hate speech is alarming, particularly that it is used by senior government officials," External link

aljazeera-en Wednesday, March 6, 2019 2:22:00 AM EAT

Yanghee Lee said : "conditions for voluntary, safe, dignified and sustainable returns do not exist," External link

aljazeera-en Wednesday, March 6, 2019 2:22:00 AM EAT

Yanghee Lee said : "Myanmar continues to be plagued by armed conflicts and violence" External link

aljazeera-en Wednesday, March 6, 2019 2:22:00 AM EAT

Yanghee Lee said : "Contrary to achieving the stated aim of decreasing tensions, this selective banning may contribute to feelings of inequality by ethnic minorities," External link

channelnewsasia Wednesday, March 6, 2019 1:07:00 AM EAT

Yanghee Lee said : "Contrary to achieving the stated aim of decreasing tensions, this selective banning may contribute to feelings of inequality by ethnic minorities," External link

voanews Wednesday, March 6, 2019 1:00:00 AM EAT

Yanghee Lee said : “Contrary to achieving the stated aim of decreasing tensions, this selective banning may contribute to feelings of inequality by ethnic minorities,” External link

wn Tuesday, March 5, 2019 11:24:00 PM EAT

Yanghee Lee said : "Contrary to achieving the stated aim of decreasing tensions, this selective banning may contribute to feelings of inequality by ethnic minorities," External link

trust Tuesday, March 5, 2019 6:52:00 PM EAT

Yanghee Lee said : "The government of Myanmar must respect the right of all people to peacefully assemble and express their views about issues that concern them," External link

myanmarnews Friday, February 15, 2019 2:19:00 AM EAT

Yanghee Lee said : "The government of Myanmar must respect the right of all people to peacefully assemble and express their views about issues that concern them," External link

aljazeera-en Wednesday, February 13, 2019 10:40:00 AM EAT

Yanghee Lee said : “This is yet another example of the government sidelining the rights of ethnic minorities and failing to truly do what is necessary to unite the country and bring about peace and democracy,” External link

mmtimes Wednesday, February 13, 2019 9:26:00 AM EAT

Yanghee Lee urged : “The government of Myanmar must respect the right of all people to peacefully assemble and express their views about issues that concern them,” “Using disproportionate force against peaceful protesters is entirely unacceptable. The arrests must stop” External link

mmtimes Wednesday, February 13, 2019 9:26:00 AM EAT

Yanghee Lee said : "The government of Myanmar must respect the right of all people to peacefully assemble and express their views about issues that concern them," External link

trust2 Wednesday, February 13, 2019 7:32:00 AM EAT

Yanghee Lee said : “This is yet another example of the Government sidelining the rights of ethnic minorities and failing to truly do what is necessary to unite the country and bring about peace and democracy,” External link

reliefWeb Tuesday, February 12, 2019 9:50:00 PM EAT

Yanghee Lee said : “The Government of Myanmar must respect the right of all people to peacefully assemble and express their views about issues that concern them,” “Using disproportionate force against peaceful protesters is entirely unacceptable. The arrests must stop” External link

reliefWeb Tuesday, February 12, 2019 9:50:00 PM EAT

Yanghee Lee said : "Democratic space, including the freedom of speech and association, is ever fragile, and communities across the country remain divided along religious and ethnic lines," External link

myanmarnews Sunday, February 10, 2019 3:26:00 PM EAT

Yanghee Lee said : “The establishment of this committee is a positive development that I hope will aid Myanmar to truly transition to democracy,” “The people wish the constitution to be amended, and I encourage the new joint committee to carry out their will,” External link

myanmarnews Sunday, February 10, 2019 3:26:00 PM EAT

Yanghee Lee said : "Democratic space, including the freedom of speech and association, is ever fragile, and communities across the country remain divided along religious and ethnic lines," External link

aljazeera-en Saturday, February 9, 2019 7:49:00 PM EAT

Yanghee Lee asked : "Who will be overseeing the return? The security forces that drove them out?" External link

myanmarnews Saturday, February 9, 2019 6:48:00 PM EAT

Yanghee Lee said : "The persecution of the Rohingya must stop now," External link

yenisafak-en Saturday, February 9, 2019 10:01:00 AM EAT

Yanghee Lee said : "The persecution of the Rohingya must stop now," External link

haberler-en Friday, February 8, 2019 10:00:00 PM EAT

Yanghee Lee said : “The establishment of this committee is a positive development that I hope will aid Myanmar to truly transition to democracy,” “The people wish the constitution to be amended, and I encourage the new joint committee to carry out their will,” External link

myanmarnews Friday, February 8, 2019 12:33:00 AM EAT

Yanghee Lee said : “The establishment of this committee is a positive development that I hope will aid Myanmar to truly transition to democracy,” “The people wish the constitution to be amended, and I encourage the new joint committee to carry out their will,” External link

dhakatribune Thursday, February 7, 2019 7:10:00 PM EAT

Yanghee Lee said : “The establishment of this committee is a positive development that I hope will aid Myanmar to truly transition to democracy,” “The people wish the constitution to be amended, and I encourage the new joint committee to carry out their will,” External link

thedailystarBD Thursday, February 7, 2019 1:54:00 PM EAT

Yanghee Lee said : “Min Aung Hlaing and others should be held accountable for genocide in Rakhine and for crimes against humanity and war crimes in other parts of Myanmar,” External link

myanmarnews Monday, February 4, 2019 10:42:00 AM EAT

Yanghee Lee told : “For any repatriation to happen ... the perpetrators must be held to account, because sending the refugees back with no accountability is going to really exacerbate or prolong the horrific situation in Myanmar,” External link

myanmarnews Monday, February 4, 2019 10:42:00 AM EAT

Yanghee Lee said : “I am greatly concerned that the enduring repressive environment is discouraging people from speaking out freely about human rights violations and injustices” External link

myanmarnews Monday, January 28, 2019 9:41:00 PM EAT

Yanghee Lee added : “for any repatriation to happen…the perpetrators must be held to account because sending the refugees back with no accountability is going to really exacerbate or prolong the horrific situation in Myanmar” External link

tamilguardian Monday, January 28, 2019 7:19:00 PM EAT

Yanghee Lee said : “It is clear the Rohingya refugees in Bangladesh cannot return to Myanmar in the near future. The [general] election of Bangladesh has concluded. I urge the government to engage in a long-term planning [in addressing the Rohingya crisis].” External link

yenisafak-en Monday, January 28, 2019 3:17:00 PM EAT

Yanghee Lee said : "Min Aung Hlaing and others should be held accountable for genocide in Rakhine and for crimes against humanity and war crimes in other parts of Myanmar," External link

yenisafak-en Monday, January 28, 2019 3:17:00 PM EAT

Yanghee Lee told : "For any repatriation to happen ... the perpetrators must be held to account, because sending the refugees back with no accountability is going to really exacerbate or prolong the horrific situation in Myanmar," External link

yenisafak-en Monday, January 28, 2019 3:17:00 PM EAT

Yanghee Lee said : "It really is alarming that Myanmar is taking this path," "After 60, 70 years of isolation now is a big chance for them to come out and now they're retreating back into the dark ages, which is very disappointing" External link

yenisafak-en Monday, January 28, 2019 3:17:00 PM EAT

Yanghee Lee said : “I regret to inform the Council that I received no reply from the Government of India to my request to visit New Delhi, Mizoram and the State of Jammu and Kashmir in order to meet the refugees from Myanmar who are present in India,” External link

dhakatribune Sunday, January 27, 2019 6:28:00 PM EAT

Yanghee Lee said : “Min Aung Hlaing and others should be held accountable for genocide in Rakhine and for crimes against humanity and war crimes in other parts of Myanmar,” External link

myanmarnews Sunday, January 27, 2019 4:46:00 PM EAT

Yanghee Lee told : “For any repatriation to happen the perpetrators must be held to account, because sending the refugees back with no accountability is going to really exacerbate or prolong the horrific situation in Myanmar,” External link

myanmarnews Sunday, January 27, 2019 4:46:00 PM EAT

Yanghee Lee said : “It really is alarming that Myanmar is taking this path,” “After 60, 70 years of isolation now is a big chance for them to come out and now they’re retreating back into the dark ages, which is very disappointing” External link

myanmarnews Sunday, January 27, 2019 4:46:00 PM EAT

Yanghee Lee said : “It is evident that Myanmar is not working to create conditions for return for the Rohingya but is engaging in a sustained campaign of violence, intimidation and harassment,” External link

laht Saturday, January 26, 2019 6:33:00 AM EAT

Yanghee Lee said : “Min Aung Hlaing and others should be held accountable for genocide in Rakhine and for crimes against humanity and war crimes in other parts of Myanmar,” External link

arabnews Saturday, January 26, 2019 5:42:00 AM EAT

Yanghee Lee told : “For any repatriation to happen ... the perpetrators must be held to account, because sending the refugees back with no accountability is going to really exacerbate or prolong the horrific situation in Myanmar,” External link

arabnews Saturday, January 26, 2019 5:42:00 AM EAT

Yanghee Lee said : “It really is alarming that Myanmar is taking this path,” “After 60, 70 years of isolation now is a big chance for them to come out and now they’re retreating back into the dark ages, which is very disappointing” External link

arabnews Saturday, January 26, 2019 5:42:00 AM EAT

Yanghee Lee said : "Min Aung Hlaing and others should be held accountable for genocide in Rakhine and for crimes against humanity and war crimes in other parts of Myanmar," External link

trust Saturday, January 26, 2019 3:19:00 AM EAT

Yanghee Lee told : "For any repatriation to happen ... the perpetrators must be held to account, because sending the refugees back with no accountability is going to really exacerbate or prolong the horrific situation in Myanmar," External link

trust Saturday, January 26, 2019 3:19:00 AM EAT

Yanghee Lee said : “I spoke to one woman who arrived in Cox's Bazar a matter of days ago after her father was stabbed to death by Myanmar security forces. A man I spoke to told me that he and his entire family fled recently after his mother and sister were abducted and raped,” “During my visit, I received videos of houses burning in Maungdaw township, the second such incident to occur in Maungdaw in 2019 alone” External link

thedailystarBD Saturday, January 26, 2019 12:46:00 AM EAT

Yanghee Lee said : “The campaign of violence against the Rohingya continues, with the security forces slowly bleeding the remaining Rohingya population and continuing to force them to flee to Bangladesh,” External link

thedailystarBD Saturday, January 26, 2019 12:46:00 AM EAT

Yanghee Lee said : "Min Aung Hlaing and others should be held accountable for genocide in Rakhine and for crimes against humanity and war crimes in other parts of Myanmar," External link

thedailystarBD Saturday, January 26, 2019 12:46:00 AM EAT

Yanghee Lee added : "From the discussions I had with Rohingya this week in Bangladesh, it is evident that Myanmar is not working to create conditions for return for the Rohingya but is engaging in a sustained campaign of violence, intimidation and harassment" External link

missoulian Saturday, January 26, 2019 12:22:00 AM EAT

Yanghee Lee added ( about Dhaka Bangladesh ) : "From the discussions I had with Rohingya this week in Bangladesh, it is evident that Myanmar is not working to create conditions for return for the Rohingya but is engaging in a sustained campaign of violence, intimidation and harassment" External link

news9 Saturday, January 26, 2019 12:21:00 AM EAT

Yanghee Lee added ( about Dhaka Bangladesh ) : "From the discussions I had with Rohingya this week in Bangladesh, it is evident that Myanmar is not working to create conditions for return for the Rohingya but is engaging in a sustained campaign of violence, intimidation and harassment" External link

wsoctv Saturday, January 26, 2019 12:16:00 AM EAT

Yanghee Lee said ( about Saudi ) : “I am dismayed by Saudi Arabia’s recent deportation of 13 Rohingya to Bangladesh,” External link

middleeastmonitor Saturday, January 26, 2019 12:13:00 AM EAT

Yanghee Lee added : "From the discussions I had with Rohingya this week in Bangladesh, it is evident that Myanmar is not working to create conditions for return for the Rohingya but is engaging in a sustained campaign of violence, intimidation and harassment" External link

timesdaily Saturday, January 26, 2019 12:11:00 AM EAT

Yanghee Lee added ( about Dhaka Bangladesh ) : "From the discussions I had with Rohingya this week in Bangladesh, it is evident that Myanmar is not working to create conditions for return for the Rohingya but is engaging in a sustained campaign of violence, intimidation and harassment" External link

seattlepi Saturday, January 26, 2019 12:07:00 AM EAT

Yanghee Lee added ( about Dhaka Bangladesh ) : "From the discussions I had with Rohingya this week in Bangladesh, it is evident that Myanmar is not working to create conditions for return for the Rohingya but is engaging in a sustained campaign of violence, intimidation and harassment" External link

wftv Saturday, January 26, 2019 12:01:00 AM EAT

Yanghee Lee said ( about Saudi ) : "India and Saudi Arabia must ensure that Rohingya within their borders are protected and that their status as refugees, unable to return to Myanmar, is recognised," External link

middleeasteye Friday, January 25, 2019 11:50:00 PM EAT

Yanghee Lee said ( about Saudi ) : "I am dismayed by Saudi Arabia's recent deportation of 13 Rohingya to Bangladesh, where they have been arrested and charged with forging the passports that they used to travel to Saudi," External link

middleeasteye Friday, January 25, 2019 11:50:00 PM EAT

Yanghee Lee said : “Min Aung Hlaing and others should be held accountable for genocide in Rakhine and for crimes against humanity and war crimes in other parts of Myanmar,” External link

dailytimesPK Friday, January 25, 2019 11:42:00 PM EAT

Yanghee Lee told : “For any repatriation to happen … the perpetrators must be held to account, because sending the refugees back with no accountability is going to really exacerbate or prolong the horrific situation in Myanmar,” External link

dailytimesPK Friday, January 25, 2019 11:42:00 PM EAT

Yanghee Lee said : “It is perspective. Bangladesh has done more than any country. We all recognize that” External link

dhakatribune Friday, January 25, 2019 10:28:00 PM EAT

Yanghee Lee said : “The Government is not consulting with local people or being transparent about these projects, which is causing concern and uncertainty for millions of people,” External link

reliefWeb Friday, January 25, 2019 8:52:00 PM EAT

Yanghee Lee said ( about Saudi ) : "I am dismayed by Saudi Arabia's recent deportation of 13 Rohingya to Bangladesh," External link

haberler-en Friday, January 25, 2019 8:41:00 PM EAT

Yanghee Lee said : "It is clear the Rohingya refugees in Bangladesh cannot return to Myanmar in the near future. The [general] election of Bangladesh has concluded. I urge the government to engage in a long-term planning [in addressing the Rohingya crisis]" External link

haberler-en Friday, January 25, 2019 8:41:00 PM EAT

Yanghee Lee said : "Min Aung Hlaing and others should be held accountable for genocide in Rakhine and for crimes against humanity and war crimes in other parts of Myanmar," External link

trust Friday, January 25, 2019 5:44:00 PM EAT

Yanghee Lee told : "For any repatriation to happen ... the perpetrators must be held to account, because sending the refugees back with no accountability is going to really exacerbate or prolong the horrific situation in Myanmar," External link

trust Friday, January 25, 2019 5:44:00 PM EAT

Yanghee Lee said : "It really is alarming that Myanmar is taking this path," "After 60, 70 years of isolation now is a big chance for them to come out and now they're retreating back into the dark ages, which is very disappointing" External link

trust Friday, January 25, 2019 5:44:00 PM EAT

Yanghee Lee said : “Rohingya repatriation may not take place in near future,” External link

thedailystarBD Friday, January 25, 2019 4:44:00 PM EAT

Yanghee Lee said : "Min Aung Hlaing and others should be held accountable for genocide in Rakhine and for crimes against humanity and war crimes in other parts of Myanmar," External link

yenisafak-en Friday, January 25, 2019 3:53:00 PM EAT

Yanghee Lee told : "For any repatriation to happen ... the perpetrators must be held to account, because sending the refugees back with no accountability is going to really exacerbate or prolong the horrific situation in Myanmar," External link

yenisafak-en Friday, January 25, 2019 3:53:00 PM EAT

Yanghee Lee said : "It really is alarming that Myanmar is taking this path," "After 60, 70 years of isolation now is a big chance for them to come out and now they're retreating back into the dark ages, which is very disappointing" External link

yenisafak-en Friday, January 25, 2019 3:53:00 PM EAT

Yanghee Lee said : "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," External link

dhakatribune Wednesday, January 23, 2019 3:43:00 PM EAT

Yanghee Lee added : “blocking humanitarian access is a serious violation of international humanitarian law” External link

manilametro Monday, January 21, 2019 2:05:00 AM EAT

Yanghee Lee added : “blocking humanitarian access is a serious violation of international humanitarian law” External link

manilatimes Sunday, January 20, 2019 8:19:00 PM EAT

Yanghee Lee said : “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,” External link

dhakatribune Sunday, January 20, 2019 5:34:00 PM EAT

Yanghee Lee said : “It is unacceptable for the Tatmadaw and the Arakan Army to conduct hostilities in a manner that impact civilians,” External link

app-en Saturday, January 19, 2019 12:14:00 PM EAT

Yanghee Lee said : “It is vital that assistance is able to reach those who have fled violence, and the Government must immediately reverse its decision not to allow access to all humanitarian organizations,” “I remind the Government and the Tatmadaw that blocking humanitarian access is a serious violation of international humanitarian law” External link

app-en Saturday, January 19, 2019 12:14:00 PM EAT

Yanghee Lee said : “I call on the Government to allow full and unfettered access to the region to allow a free flow of information in the interest of the public,” “I am also seriously concerned about the dangerous rhetoric being used by the Government. The ethnic Rakhine population must not be demonized and targeted by the military on suspicion of association with the AA. Equally, this conflict must not be used by the Tatmadaw as a means to further its ongoing campaign of violence against the Rohingya population remaining in Rakhine state” External link

app-en Saturday, January 19, 2019 12:14:00 PM EAT

Yanghee Lee added : "blocking humanitarian access is a serious violation of international humanitarian law" External link

globalsecurity Saturday, January 19, 2019 8:26:00 AM EAT

Yanghee Lee said : “Both sides must take precautions and ensure the protection of civilians,” External link

mizzima Saturday, January 19, 2019 8:23:00 AM EAT

Yanghee Lee said : “It is unacceptable for the Tatmadaw and the Arakan Army to conduct hostilities in a manner that impact civilians,” External link

mizzima Saturday, January 19, 2019 8:23:00 AM EAT

Yanghee Lee said : “It is vital that assistance is able to reach those who have fled violence, and the Government must immediately reverse its decision not to allow access to all humanitarian organisations,” “I remind the Government and the Tatmadaw that blocking humanitarian access is a serious violation of international humanitarian law” External link

mizzima Saturday, January 19, 2019 8:23:00 AM EAT

Yanghee Lee said : “I call on the Government to allow full and unfettered access to the region to allow a free flow of information in the interest of the public,” External link

mizzima Saturday, January 19, 2019 8:23:00 AM EAT

Yanghee Lee added : “blocking humanitarian access is a serious violation of international humanitarian law” External link

un-org Saturday, January 19, 2019 3:28:00 AM EAT

Yanghee Lee added : “blocking humanitarian access is a serious violation of international humanitarian law” External link

unmultimedia-en Saturday, January 19, 2019 2:44:00 AM EAT

Yanghee Lee said : "I am also seriously concerned about the dangerous rhetoric being used by the government. The ethnic Rakhine population must not be demonized and targeted by the military on suspicion of association with the AA," External link

thedailystarBD Friday, January 18, 2019 10:18:00 PM EAT

Yanghee Lee said : "I am also seriously concerned about the dangerous rhetoric being used by the government. The ethnic Rakhine population must not be demonized and targeted by the military on suspicion of association with the AA," External link

voanews Friday, January 18, 2019 8:52:00 PM EAT

Yanghee Lee said : "I remind the government and the (army) that blocking humanitarian access is a serious violation of international humanitarian law," External link

afp-en Friday, January 18, 2019 8:27:00 PM EAT

Yanghee Lee said : “Both sides must take precautions and ensure the protection of civilians,” External link

reliefWeb Friday, January 18, 2019 8:13:00 PM EAT

Yanghee Lee said : “It is unacceptable for the Tatmadaw and the Arakan Army to conduct hostilities in a manner that impact civilians,” External link

reliefWeb Friday, January 18, 2019 8:13:00 PM EAT

Yanghee Lee said : “It is vital that assistance is able to reach those who have fled violence, and the Government must immediately reverse its decision not to allow access to all humanitarian organisations,” “I remind the Government and the Tatmadaw that blocking humanitarian access is a serious violation of international humanitarian law” External link

reliefWeb Friday, January 18, 2019 8:13:00 PM EAT

Yanghee Lee said : “I call on the Government to allow full and unfettered access to the region to allow a free flow of information in the interest of the public,” External link

reliefWeb Friday, January 18, 2019 8:13:00 PM EAT

Yanghee Lee said : “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,” External link

myanmarnews Thursday, January 17, 2019 5:09:00 AM EAT

Yanghee Lee said : “I urge everyone involved to ensure that respect for human rights is front and centre in the run up to the elections, during the elections and after the elections,” External link

frontiermyanmar Wednesday, January 16, 2019 2:33:00 PM EAT

Yanghee Lee said : “It is vital that the elections are conducted in an environment that encourages participation from all sectors of society,” “In the same vein, it is crucial that divisions and tensions are not manipulated for political purposes,” External link

frontiermyanmar Wednesday, January 16, 2019 2:33:00 PM EAT

Yanghee Lee said : “Independent voices are vital and must be included in public debate,” External link

frontiermyanmar Wednesday, January 16, 2019 2:33:00 PM EAT

Yanghee Lee said : “I will continue to meet with people from Myanmar and speak out about human rights issues that occur around the country,” External link

eurasiareview Wednesday, January 16, 2019 7:20:00 AM EAT

Yanghee Lee said : “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,” External link

myanmarnews Tuesday, January 15, 2019 5:57:00 AM EAT

Yanghee Lee said : “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,” External link

mizzima Monday, January 14, 2019 6:20:00 AM EAT

Yanghee Lee said : “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,” External link

reliefWeb Friday, January 11, 2019 5:09:00 PM EAT

Yanghee Lee said : “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,” External link

reliefWeb Friday, January 11, 2019 5:09:00 PM EAT

Yanghee Lee said : “The de facto leader needs to step in — that is what we would expect from any government, to protect everybody within their own jurisdiction,” External link

myanmarnews Thursday, January 10, 2019 5:05:00 PM EAT

Yanghee Lee said : “I’m afraid she has been a role model for everyone, including me, and an angel,” External link

myanmarnews Thursday, January 10, 2019 5:05:00 PM EAT

Yanghee Lee said : "The government is increasingly demonstrating that it has no interest and capacity in establishing a fully functioning democracy where all its people equally enjoy all their rights and freedoms," External link

myanmarnews Sunday, January 6, 2019 10:57:00 AM EAT



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envoy38.46%EN07/26/201726/07/2017
un envoy8.79%EN07/26/201726/07/2017
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un human rights envoy4.40%EN02/21/201721/02/2017
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Myint Thein said ( about Yanghee Lee ) : “Yanghee Lee is a person whom our country doesn’t recognize [as a U.N. special rapporteur],” External link

myanmarnews Thursday, January 24, 2019 3:20:00 AM EAT

Phelim Kine said ( about Yanghee Lee ) : “UN Special Rapporteur Yanghee Lee should extract an unambiguous commitment from the government of Bangladesh that Rohingya refugees won’t face any pressure to return to Myanmar without iron-clad assurances of their safety and that any return is completely voluntary,” External link

reliefWeb Thursday, January 17, 2019 2:09:00 AM EAT

Phelim Kine said ( about Yanghee Lee ) : “UN Special Rapporteur Yanghee Lee needs to take a firm and explicit stand on the obligation of all states to protect the Rohingya from the potentially deadly peril of repatriation or deportation back to Myanmar,” External link

reliefWeb Thursday, January 17, 2019 2:09:00 AM EAT

Phelim Kine added ( about Yanghee Lee ) : “Lee should make clear that until there are substantive moves toward meaningful accountability in Myanmar for the crimes against the Rohingya, neighboring states and the international community must provide all necessary protections and support to that vulnerable minority and not allow them to be re-victimized by their tormentors back in Myanmar,” External link

reliefWeb Thursday, January 17, 2019 2:09:00 AM EAT

Phelim Kine said ( about Yanghee Lee ) : “UN Special Rapporteur Yanghee Lee should extract an unambiguous commitment from the government of Bangladesh that Rohingya refugees won’t face any pressure to return to Myanmar without iron-clad assurances of their safety and that any return is completely voluntary,” External link

physiciansforhumanrights Wednesday, January 16, 2019 9:30:00 PM EAT

Phelim Kine said ( about Yanghee Lee ) : “UN Special Rapporteur Yanghee Lee needs to take a firm and explicit stand on the obligation of all states to protect the Rohingya from the potentially deadly peril of repatriation or deportation back to Myanmar,” External link

physiciansforhumanrights Wednesday, January 16, 2019 9:30:00 PM EAT

Phelim Kine added ( about Yanghee Lee ) : “Lee should make clear that until there are substantive moves toward meaningful accountability in Myanmar for the crimes against the Rohingya, neighboring states and the international community must provide all necessary protections and support to that vulnerable minority and not allow them to be re-victimized by their tormentors back in Myanmar,” External link

physiciansforhumanrights Wednesday, January 16, 2019 9:30:00 PM EAT

Phil Robertson told ( about Yanghee Lee ) : “Yanghee Lee speaks truth to power, has identified real ongoing human rights abuses, and is not going to bend her narrative to appease the Myanmar government’s sensitivities,” External link

eurasiareview Wednesday, January 16, 2019 7:20:00 AM EAT

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Yanghee Lee said : “We all knew that she was put on a pedestal or portrayed as the icon of democracy and human rights, but ever since [her party] has taken office [after the 2015 election] and ever since she took the office of the state councillor, all of her actions and her words, statements point otherwise,” External link

myanmarnews Saturday, September 26, 2020 7:10:00 AM EAT

Yanghee Lee said : “I can’t come out with a conclusion before the court (International Criminal Court) that is mandated to deal with genocide … but I say it bears the hallmarks of genocide” External link

myanmarnews Saturday, September 26, 2020 7:10:00 AM EAT

Yanghee Lee added : “Everything is done through Facebook in Myanmar,” External link

milligazette Tuesday, August 18, 2020 11:42:00 PM EAT

Yanghee Lee said : “I think the international community should be really scared of what might happen,” External link

myanmarnews Friday, July 24, 2020 6:46:00 PM EAT

Yanghee Lee said : "While the world is occupied with the COVID-19 pandemic, the Myanmar military continues to escalate its assault in Rakhine State, targeting the civilian population," External link

myanmarnews Monday, June 29, 2020 11:19:00 PM EAT

Yanghee Lee said : "may amount to war crimes and crimes against humanity," External link

deutschewelle-en Sunday, June 28, 2020 7:54:00 PM EAT

Yanghee Lee said : "Calls for a cease-fire, including by the Arakan Army, have gone unheeded," "Instead, the Tatmadaw is inflicting immense suffering on the ethnic communities in Rakhine and Chin" External link

deutschewelle-en Sunday, June 28, 2020 7:54:00 PM EAT

Yanghee Lee said : “I think the international community should be really scared of what might happen,” External link

myanmarnews Sunday, May 31, 2020 9:45:00 PM EAT

Yanghee Lee said : "We all knew that she was put on a pedestal or portrayed as the icon of democracy and human rights, but ever since [her party] has taken office [after the 2015 election] and ever since she took the office of the state councillor, all of her actions and her words, statements point otherwise," External link

myanmarnews Sunday, May 31, 2020 2:23:00 PM EAT

Yanghee Lee said : "I can't come out with a conclusion before the court (International Criminal Court) that is mandated to deal with genocide ... but I say it bears the hallmarks of genocide" External link

myanmarnews Sunday, May 31, 2020 2:23:00 PM EAT

Yanghee Lee noted ( about Aung San Suu Kyi ) : “We all knew that [Aung San Suu Kyi] was put on a pedestal or portrayed as the icon of democracy and human rights, but ever since [her party] has taken office [after the 2015 election] and ever since she took the office of the State Councillor, all of her actions and her words, statements point otherwise” External link

myanmarnews Thursday, May 21, 2020 2:20:00 AM EAT

Yanghee Lee said : “it is futile to speak about their safe, voluntary, dignified and sustainable return unless the root causes of their exodus are properly addressed” External link

myanmarnews Thursday, May 21, 2020 2:20:00 AM EAT

Yanghee Lee noted ( about Aung San Suu Kyi ) : "We all knew that [Aung San Suu Kyi] was put on a pedestal or portrayed as the icon of democracy and human rights, but ever since [her party] has taken office [after the 2015 election] and ever since she took the office of the State Councillor, all of her actions and her words, statements point otherwise" External link

thedailystarBD Monday, May 18, 2020 9:49:00 PM EAT

Yanghee Lee said : "it is futile to speak about their safe, voluntary, dignified and sustainable return unless the root causes of their exodus are properly addressed" External link

thedailystarBD Monday, May 18, 2020 9:49:00 PM EAT

Yanghee Lee wrote : "While the world is occupied with the COVID-19 pandemic, the Myanmar military continues to escalate its assault in Rakhine state, targeting the civilian population," External link

timesofoman Saturday, May 9, 2020 5:55:00 PM EAT

Yanghee Lee wrote : "While the world is occupied with the COVID-19 pandemic, the Myanmar military continues to escalate its assault in Rakhine state, targeting the civilian population," External link

deutschewelle-en Thursday, May 7, 2020 3:44:00 PM EAT

Yanghee Lee wrote : "While the world is occupied with the COVID-19 pandemic, the Myanmar military continues to escalate its assault in Rakhine state, targeting the civilian population," External link

dw-en Thursday, May 7, 2020 3:18:00 PM EAT

Yanghee Lee told : "Ill-planned relocation, and relocations without the consent of the refugees concerned, have the potential to create a new crisis," External link

npr Monday, May 4, 2020 11:02:00 PM EAT

Yanghee Lee said : "It's really hard to believe they're not targeting civilians," External link

abc-au Friday, May 1, 2020 5:45:00 PM EAT

Yanghee Lee said : “While the world is occupied with the COVID-19 pandemic, the Myanmar military continues to escalate its assault in Rakhine state, targeting the civilian population,” External link

myanmarnews Friday, May 1, 2020 9:15:00 AM EAT

Yanghee Lee said : “Having faced no accountability, the Tatmadaw continues to operate with impunity. For decades, its tactics have intentionally maximized civilian suffering; we all know what they did to the Rohingya in 2017,” “They are now targeting all civilians in the conflict area, with people from Rakhine, Rohingya, Mro, Daignet and Chin communities being killed in recent months. Their alleged crimes must be investigated in accordance with international standards, with perpetrators being held accountable” External link

myanmarnews Friday, May 1, 2020 9:15:00 AM EAT

Yanghee Lee said : “The focus of all authorities, including security forces, should be on dealing with the COVID-19 crisis,” External link

myanmarnews Friday, May 1, 2020 9:15:00 AM EAT

Yanghee Lee said : “The Tatmadaw [Myanmar’s military] is systematically violating the most fundamental principles of international humanitarian law and human rights. Its conduct against the civilian population of Rakhine and Chin states may amount to war crimes and crimes against humanity,” External link

myanmarnews Friday, May 1, 2020 9:15:00 AM EAT

Yanghee Lee said : “While the world is occupied with the COVID-19 pandemic, the Myanmar military continues to escalate its assault in Rakhine state, targeting the civilian population,” External link

myanmarnews Friday, May 1, 2020 9:15:00 AM EAT

Yanghee Lee said ( about Chin State ) : "While the world is occupied with the COVID-19 pandemic, the Myanmar military continues to escalate its assault in Rakhine State, targeting the civilian population," External link

globalsecurity Friday, May 1, 2020 6:22:00 AM EAT

Yanghee Lee said : “While the world is occupied with the COVID-19 pandemic, the Myanmar military continues to escalate its assault in Rakhine state, targeting the civilian population,” External link

alarabiya-en Thursday, April 30, 2020 6:49:00 PM EAT

Yanghee Lee said : “The focus of all authorities, including security forces, should be on dealing with the COVID-19 crisis,” External link

alarabiya-en Thursday, April 30, 2020 6:49:00 PM EAT

Yanghee Lee said : "While the world is occupied with the COVID-19 pandemic, the Myanmar military continues to escalate its assault in Rakhine State, targeting the civilian population," External link

news-yahoo Thursday, April 30, 2020 2:22:00 PM EAT

Yanghee Lee said : “While the world is occupied with the Covid-19 pandemic, the Myanmar military continues to escalate its assault in Rakhine State, targeting the civilian population,” External link

news-yahoo Thursday, April 30, 2020 12:40:00 PM EAT

Yanghee Lee said : “Calls for a ceasefire, including by the Arakan Army, have gone unheeded. Instead, the Tatmadaw [armed forces] is inflicting immense suffering on the ethnic communities in Rakhine and Chin,” External link

news-yahoo Thursday, April 30, 2020 12:40:00 PM EAT

Yanghee Lee said : “In one artillery attack on 13 April, the Tatmadaw killed eight civilians, including at least two children, when it targeted Kyauk Seik village, in Ponnagyun township, with artillery from its nearby Battalion 550 base,” External link

news-yahoo Thursday, April 30, 2020 12:40:00 PM EAT

Yanghee Lee said : "may amount to war crimes and crimes against humanity" External link

mizzima Thursday, April 30, 2020 7:54:00 AM EAT

Yanghee Lee said : “Having faced no accountability, the Tatmadaw continues to operate with impunity. For decades, its tactics have intentionally maximised civilian suffering; we all know what they did to the Rohingya in 2017. They are now targeting all civilians in the conflict area, with people from Rakhine, Rohingya, Mro, Daignet and Chin communities being killed in recent months,” External link

myanmarnews Thursday, April 30, 2020 4:06:00 AM EAT

Yanghee Lee said : "may amount to war crimes and crimes against humanity" External link

thenews-pk Thursday, April 30, 2020 3:51:00 AM EAT

Yanghee Lee said ( about Chin State ) : "While the world is occupied with the COVID-19 pandemic, the Myanmar military continues to escalate its assault in Rakhine State, targeting the civilian population," External link

polandsun Thursday, April 30, 2020 3:28:00 AM EAT

Yanghee Lee said ( about Chin State ) : "Calls for a ceasefire, including by the Arakan Army, have gone unheeded. Instead, the Tatmadaw [Myanmar's military] is inflicting immense suffering on the ethnic communities in Rakhine and Chin," External link

polandsun Thursday, April 30, 2020 3:28:00 AM EAT

Yanghee Lee added : "All parties to the conflict, including the Arakan Army, must also protect civilians," External link

polandsun Thursday, April 30, 2020 3:28:00 AM EAT

Yanghee Lee said : "We all knew that she was put on a pedestal or portrayed as the icon of democracy and human rights, but ever since [her party] has taken office [after a 2015 election] and ever since she took the office of the state councillor, all of her actions and her words, statements point otherwise," External link

aljazeera-en Wednesday, April 29, 2020 10:36:00 PM EAT

Yanghee Lee said : "I can't come out with a conclusion before the court (International Criminal Court) that is mandated to deal with genocide ... but I say it bears the hallmarks of genocide" External link

aljazeera-en Wednesday, April 29, 2020 10:36:00 PM EAT

Yanghee Lee said : "may amount to war crimes and crimes against humanity" External link

gulf-times Wednesday, April 29, 2020 9:35:00 PM EAT

Yanghee Lee said : "While the world is occupied with the COVID-19 pandemic, the Myanmar military continues to escalate its assault in Rakhine state, targeting the civilian population," External link

voanews Wednesday, April 29, 2020 8:22:00 PM EAT

Yanghee Lee said ( about Chin State ) : “While the world is occupied with the Covid-19 pandemic, the Myanmar military continues to escalate its assault in Rakhine State, targeting the civilian population,” External link

dhakatribune Wednesday, April 29, 2020 7:14:00 PM EAT

Yanghee Lee said : "may amount to war crimes and crimes against humanity," External link

dw-en Wednesday, April 29, 2020 6:34:00 PM EAT

Yanghee Lee said : "Calls for a ceasefire, including by the Arakan Army, have gone unheeded," "Instead, the Tatmadaw is inflicting immense suffering on the ethnic communities in Rakhine and Chin" External link

dw-en Wednesday, April 29, 2020 6:34:00 PM EAT

Yanghee Lee said : “While the world is occupied with the COVID-19 pandemic, the Myanmar military continues to escalate its assault in Rankine State, targeting the civilian population,” External link

dailymaverick Wednesday, April 29, 2020 5:40:00 PM EAT

Yanghee Lee said : “While the world is occupied with the COVID-19 pandemic, the Myanmar military continues to escalate its assault in Rakhine state, targeting the civilian population,” External link

ABCnews Wednesday, April 29, 2020 4:01:00 PM EAT

Yanghee Lee said : “Having faced no accountability, the Tatmadaw continues to operate with impunity. For decades, its tactics have intentionally maximized civilian suffering; we all know what they did to the Rohingya in 2017,” “They are now targeting all civilians in the conflict area, with people from Rakhine, Rohingya, Mro, Daignet and Chin communities being killed in recent months. Their alleged crimes must be investigated in accordance with international standards, with perpetrators being held accountable” External link

ABCnews Wednesday, April 29, 2020 4:01:00 PM EAT

Yanghee Lee said : “The focus of all authorities, including security forces, should be on dealing with the COVID-19 crisis,” External link

ABCnews Wednesday, April 29, 2020 4:01:00 PM EAT

Yanghee Lee said ( about Chin State ) : "While the world is occupied with the Covid-19 pandemic, the Myanmar military continues to escalate its assault in Rakhine State, targeting the civilian population," External link

thedailystarBD Wednesday, April 29, 2020 3:57:00 PM EAT

Yanghee Lee said : "While the world is occupied with the COVID-19 pandemic, the Myanmar military continues to escalate its assault in Rakhine state, targeting the civilian population," External link

startribune Wednesday, April 29, 2020 3:57:00 PM EAT

Yanghee Lee said : "Having faced no accountability, the Tatmadaw continues to operate with impunity. For decades, its tactics have intentionally maximized civilian suffering; we all know what they did to the Rohingya in 2017," "They are now targeting all civilians in the conflict area, with people from Rakhine, Rohingya, Mro, Daignet and Chin communities being killed in recent months. Their alleged crimes must be investigated in accordance with international standards, with perpetrators being held accountable" External link

startribune Wednesday, April 29, 2020 3:57:00 PM EAT

Yanghee Lee said : "The focus of all authorities, including security forces, should be on dealing with the COVID-19 crisis," External link

startribune Wednesday, April 29, 2020 3:57:00 PM EAT

Yanghee Lee said : "While the world is occupied with the COVID-19 pandemic, the Myanmar military continues to escalate its assault in Rankine State, targeting the civilian population," External link

wsau Wednesday, April 29, 2020 3:00:00 PM EAT

Yanghee Lee said : "While the world is occupied with the COVID-19 pandemic, the Myanmar military continues to escalate its assault in Rakhine State, targeting the civilian population," External link

npr Wednesday, April 29, 2020 2:08:00 PM EAT

Yanghee Lee said ( about Chin State ) : "The Tatmadaw [Myanmar military] is systematically violating the most fundamental principles of international humanitarian law and human rights. Its conduct against the civilian population of Rakhine and Chin States may amount to war crimes and crimes against humanity," External link

haberler-en Wednesday, April 29, 2020 1:42:00 PM EAT

Yanghee Lee said : "may amount to war crimes and crimes against humanity" External link

pulse Wednesday, April 29, 2020 1:19:00 PM EAT

Yanghee Lee said : "may amount to war crimes and crimes against humanity" External link

justiceinfo Wednesday, April 29, 2020 12:32:00 PM EAT

Yanghee Lee said : "may amount to war crimes and crimes against humanity" External link

afp-en Wednesday, April 29, 2020 12:21:00 PM EAT

Yanghee Lee said ( about Chin State ) : “While the world is occupied with the COVID-19 pandemic, the Myanmar military continues to escalate its assault in Rakhine State, targeting the civilian population,” External link

reliefWeb Wednesday, April 29, 2020 10:57:00 AM EAT

Yanghee Lee said : "The Tatmadaw is systematically violating the most fundamental principles of international humanitarian law and human rights. Its conduct against the civilian population of Rakhine and Chin States may amount to war crimes and crimes against humanity," External link

aljazeera-en Wednesday, April 29, 2020 10:32:00 AM EAT

Yanghee Lee said : “Having faced no accountability, the Tatmadaw continues to operate with impunity. For decades, its tactics have intentionally maximised civilian suffering; we all know what they did to the Rohingya in 2017. They are now targeting all civilians in the conflict area, with people from Rakhine, Rohingya, Mro, Daignet and Chin communities being killed in recent months,” External link

guardian Wednesday, April 29, 2020 9:44:00 AM EAT

Yanghee Lee said ( about Secretary General ) : “I echo the UN Secretary-General’s call for a global ceasefire at this critical time and ask all parties to all conflicts in Myanmar to have an immediate and total ceasefire to facilitate the fight against COVID-19,” External link

reliefWeb Thursday, April 9, 2020 2:53:00 PM EAT

Yanghee Lee said : “Censorship of the media at this time is deplorable. The right to access information is vital during the COVID-19 emergency in Myanmar, including in ethnic minority States. Furthermore, the right to seek, receive and impart information concerning health issues is a component of the right to health,” “I call on the Government to ensure that all people in Myanmar can exercise their rights to freedom of expression and access to information. The charges against the journalists must be dropped, the censorship order withdrawn, and the mobile internet in Rakhine and Chin States should be reinstated in all areas” External link

reliefWeb Thursday, April 9, 2020 2:53:00 PM EAT

Yanghee Lee said : "The Government denies their ongoing persecution, but what else would force them to make such a desperate choice?" External link

reliefWeb Tuesday, March 10, 2020 10:57:00 PM EAT

Yanghee Lee said : "There are a number of things that remain unknown to me even following my visit, chief among them being whether the island is truly habitable," External link

gulf-times Wednesday, February 26, 2020 10:13:00 PM EAT

Yanghee Lee said : "There are a number of things that remain unknown to me even following my visit, chief among them being whether the island is truly habitable," External link

trust2 Wednesday, February 26, 2020 6:48:00 PM EAT

Yanghee Lee said : "They told me they were persecuted due to their religion by the Myanmar Government while they lived in Rakhine, and now they face hostility and violence from a small number of other camp residents. This worries me," External link

christiantoday Tuesday, February 18, 2020 5:49:00 PM EAT

Yanghee Lee said ( about William Hussey ) : "We must continue to put pressure on the Security Council for its failure to do this. By not referring the situation to the ICC, the Security Council is really not fulfilling its obligations and responsibilities set forth under the U.N. Charter," External link

polandsun Friday, January 24, 2020 2:01:00 AM EAT

Yanghee Lee said : "I have lost my optimism – how could I be optimistic with ongoing credible allegations of war crimes, crimes against humanity and possibly genocide having been committed in Myanmar, and with justice and accountability still not yet within reach?," External link

reliefWeb Thursday, January 23, 2020 9:03:00 PM EAT

Yanghee Lee disse : "Espero que o governo de Myanmar siga as decisões e as recomendações que o tribunal possa fazer, e que a comunidade internacional permaneça atenta ao assunto e que continue a dar destaque a questão para que Myanmar não evite as suas próprias responsabilidades" External link

portalangop Thursday, January 23, 2020 7:38:00 PM EAT

Yanghee Lee declarou : "É vergonhoso que esses Estados não façam nada diante de todas as evidências que temos" External link

portalangop Thursday, January 23, 2020 7:38:00 PM EAT

Yanghee Lee disse : "Espero que o governo de Myanmar siga as decisões e as recomendações que o tribunal possa fazer, e que a comunidade internacional permaneça atenta ao assunto e que continue a dar destaque a questão para que Myanmar não evite as suas próprias responsabilidades" External link

portalangop Thursday, January 23, 2020 7:38:00 PM EAT

Yanghee Lee declarou : "É vergonhoso que esses Estados não façam nada diante de todas as evidências que temos" External link

portalangop Thursday, January 23, 2020 7:38:00 PM EAT

Yanghee Lee said : “Myanmar’s denial of access has not dissuaded me from doing everything I can to impartially report to the international community accurate, first-hand information that has been provided to me during my visits to the region,” External link

thedailystarBD Wednesday, January 15, 2020 1:45:00 AM EAT

Yanghee Lee told ( about Chin State ) : “The conflict with the Arakan Army in northern Rakhine State and parts of southern Chin State has continued over the past few months and the impact on civilians is devastating,” External link

myanmarnews Monday, January 6, 2020 3:39:00 AM EAT

Yanghee Lee said : “circled the group several times, firing as the men and boys were fleeing, killing six and injuring thirteen,” External link

myanmarnews Monday, January 6, 2020 3:39:00 AM EAT

Yanghee Lee said ( about Maung Zarni ) : “The online threats, including those targeting prominent activists Dr Maung Zarni and Nay Say Lwin of the Free Rohingya Coalition are deeply concerning,” “I call on each and every organ of the Myanmar state to ensure that absolutely no reprisals are taken against any group or individual that is advocating for justice and accountability in Myanmar,” External link

dhakatribune Tuesday, December 10, 2019 9:51:00 PM EAT

Yanghee Lee said : “Following the announcement of these important developments, I have noted the spread of increasingly hostile online rhetoric propagating a false and divisive narrative of being either ‘with us’ or ‘against us’,” “Abusive speech continues to be circulated on social media targeting Myanmar’s ethnic minorities, including the Rohingya, as well as human rights defenders, women and others,” External link

dhakatribune Tuesday, December 10, 2019 9:51:00 PM EAT

Yanghee Lee said ( about Maung Zarni ) : "The online threats, including those targeting prominent activists Dr. Maung Zarni and Mr. Nay Say Lwin of the Free Rohingya Coalition are deeply concerning," "I call on each and every organ of the Myanmar State to ensure that absolutely no reprisals are taken against any group or individual that is advocating for justice and accountability in Myanmar" External link

reliefWeb Tuesday, December 10, 2019 8:08:00 PM EAT

Yanghee Lee said : "Following the announcement of these important developments, I have noted the spread of increasingly hostile online rhetoric propagating a false and divisive narrative of being either 'with us' or 'against us'," External link

reliefWeb Tuesday, December 10, 2019 8:08:00 PM EAT

Yanghee Lee said : "The Government has now admitted using helicopter gunships in support of ground troops, and there are unverified claims of reprisals against villagers who had shared their grievances with the delegation," External link

frontiermyanmar Monday, December 9, 2019 11:56:00 PM EAT

Yanghee Lee told : "indicates the government may be trying to expel the Rohingya population from the country altogether," External link

frontiermyanmar Tuesday, November 19, 2019 11:47:00 AM EAT

Yanghee Lee said : "Our president enjoys a great history of being a human rights lawyer," External link

myanmarnews Tuesday, October 29, 2019 1:39:00 PM EAT

Yanghee Lee said : “An end to impunity in Myanmar remains a lofty, far-off goal,” “However, the international community must maintain its resolve and do more if that goal is to become within reach” External link

reliefWeb Friday, October 25, 2019 9:53:00 PM EAT

Yanghee Lee said : “This abhorrent treatment is completely antithetical to Myanmar’s human rights and child rights obligations, and is indicative of the risk that any returning Rohingya would face if they wished to exercise the freedom of movement that they are demanding,” “This is the living reality faced by the 600,000 Rohingya remaining in Myanmar” External link

reliefWeb Friday, October 25, 2019 9:53:00 PM EAT

Yanghee Lee said : "The entire situation in Myanmar must be referred to the International Criminal Court or an international tribunal [must be] established to ensure justice for the people of Myanmar," External link

haberler-en Friday, October 25, 2019 1:45:00 PM EAT

Yanghee Lee said : "I remain resolute in my belief that it is not safe for Rohingya refugees [in Bangladesh] to return to Myanmar until the fundamental circumstances leading to their expulsion are remedied," External link

haberler-en Friday, October 25, 2019 1:45:00 PM EAT

Yanghee Lee said : "An end to impunity in Myanmar remains a lofty, far-off goal," "However, the international community must maintain its resolve and do more if that goal is to become within reach" External link

thedailystarBD Thursday, October 24, 2019 8:49:00 AM EAT

Yanghee Lee said : "This abhorrent treatment is completely antithetical to Myanmar's human rights and child rights obligations, and is indicative of the risk that any returning Rohingya would face if they wished to exercise the freedom of movement that they are demanding," "This is the living reality faced by the 600,000 Rohingya remaining in Myanmar" External link

thedailystarBD Thursday, October 24, 2019 8:49:00 AM EAT

Yanghee Lee said : "The entire situation in Myanmar must be referred to the International Criminal Court or an international tribunal [must be] established to ensure justice for the people of Myanmar," External link

haberler-en Thursday, October 24, 2019 6:59:00 AM EAT

Yanghee Lee said : "I remain resolute in my belief that it is not safe for Rohingya refugees [in Bangladesh] to return to Myanmar until the fundamental circumstances leading to their expulsion are remedied," External link

haberler-en Thursday, October 24, 2019 6:59:00 AM EAT

Yanghee Lee said : “It has not produced a single report after nearly 15 months,” External link

thenational Thursday, October 24, 2019 3:40:00 AM EAT

Yanghee Lee said : “An end to impunity in Myanmar remains a lofty, far-off goal,” External link

dhakatribune Wednesday, October 23, 2019 9:43:00 PM EAT

Yanghee Lee said : “There are a number of things that remain unknown to me even following my visit, chief among them being whether the island is truly habitable,” External link

irrawaddy Monday, October 21, 2019 8:22:00 AM EAT

Yanghee Lee asked : “I would like to ask the state counselor if the Myanmar that exists today is what she had truly aspired to bring about throughout the decades of her relentless fight for a free and democratic Myanmar?” “I implore you, Madame State Counselor, to open your eyes, listen, feel with your heart, and please use your moral authority before it is too late,” External link

myanmarnews Monday, October 21, 2019 1:34:00 AM EAT

Yanghee Lee said : “There are a number of things that remain unknown to me even following my visit, chief among them being whether the island is truly habitable,” External link

dhakatribune Sunday, October 20, 2019 9:51:00 PM EAT

Yanghee Lee said : “There are a number of things that remain unknown to me even following my visit, chief among them being whether the island is truly habitable,” External link

theglobeandmail Sunday, October 20, 2019 6:46:00 PM EAT

Yanghee Lee said : “There are a number of things that remain unknown to me even following my visit, chief among them being whether the island is truly habitable,” External link

arabnews Sunday, October 20, 2019 6:28:00 PM EAT

Yanghee Lee said : "There are a number of things that remain unknown to me even following my visit, chief among them being whether the island is truly habitable," External link

trust Sunday, October 20, 2019 5:23:00 PM EAT

Yanghee Lee said : "There are a number of things that remain unknown to me even following my visit, chief among them being whether the island is truly habitable," External link

trust2 Sunday, October 20, 2019 3:50:00 PM EAT

Yanghee Lee said : “While this situation persists, it is not safe or sustainable for refugees to return,” External link

myanmarnews Tuesday, October 8, 2019 6:41:00 AM EAT

Yanghee Lee said : “While this situation persists, it is not safe or sustainable for refugees to return,” External link

mmtimes Monday, October 7, 2019 4:51:00 AM EAT

Yanghee Lee said : "Our president enjoys a great history of being a human rights lawyer," External link

myanmarnews Monday, September 23, 2019 6:08:00 PM EAT

Yanghee Lee said : "Our president enjoys a great history of being a human rights lawyer," External link

myanmarnews Sunday, September 22, 2019 11:50:00 AM EAT

Yanghee Lee asked : "I would like to ask the state counselor if the Myanmar that exists today is what she had truly aspired to bring about throughout the decades of her relentless fight for a free and democratic Myanmar?" "I implore you Madame State Counselor to open your eyes, listen, feel with your heart, and please use your moral authority, before it is too late," External link

irishsun Thursday, September 19, 2019 12:15:00 AM EAT

Yanghee Lee added : “Some of that demolition occurred in 2018 and some even in 2019, and all of this is completely antithetical to the claim that Myanmar is ready to receive the refugees. I further note that under Myanmar’s land laws, burned land reverts to Government ownership. In this situation, even if the refugees wished to return to Myanmar, what have they got to go back to?” External link

reliefWeb Wednesday, September 18, 2019 11:26:00 PM EAT

Yanghee Lee added : “My belief is unwavering that accountability is necessary for the country as a whole, as well as being key to successful repatriation: it will bring about an end to the military’s violence against ethnic minorities in Myanmar and the possibility that the Rohingya could live safely in Rakhine” External link

reliefWeb Wednesday, September 18, 2019 11:26:00 PM EAT

Yanghee Lee said ( about Aung San Suu Kyi ) : “I would like to ask the State Counselor if the Myanmar that exists today is what Suu Kyi had truly aspired to bring about, throughout the decades of her relentless fight for a free and democratic Myanmar? "I implore you, Madame State Counselor, to open your eyes, listen, feel with your heart, and please use your moral authority, before it gets too late,” External link

dhakatribune Wednesday, September 18, 2019 10:33:00 AM EAT

Yanghee Lee added : "Some of that demolition occurred in 2018 and some even in 2019, and all of this is completely antithetical to the claim that Myanmar is ready to receive the refugees. I further note that under Myanmar's land laws, burned land reverts to Government ownership. In this situation, even if the refugees wished to return to Myanmar, what have they got to go back to?" External link

thedailystarBD Wednesday, September 18, 2019 9:56:00 AM EAT

Yanghee Lee added : "My belief is unwavering that accountability is necessary for the country as a whole, as well as being key to successful repatriation: it will bring about an end to the military's violence against ethnic minorities in Myanmar and the possibility that the Rohingya could live safely in Rakhine" External link

thedailystarBD Wednesday, September 18, 2019 9:56:00 AM EAT

Yanghee Lee told : “I would like to ask the State Counsellor if the Myanmar that exists today is what she had truly aspired to bring about throughout the decades of her relentless fight for a free and democratic Myanmar? I implore you Madame State Counsellor to open your eyes, listen, feel with your heart, and please use your moral authority, before it is too late,” External link

dhakatribune Tuesday, September 17, 2019 11:07:00 PM EAT

Yanghee Lee said : "Up to 65,000 people have been displaced by the conflict across northern Rakhine and southern Chin States since January," External link

frontiermyanmar Tuesday, September 17, 2019 5:13:00 AM EAT

Yanghee Lee said : "The suspension cannot be justified under international law and is a violation of multiple rights," External link

frontiermyanmar Tuesday, September 17, 2019 5:13:00 AM EAT

Yanghee Lee said : "Myanmar has done nothing to dismantle the system of violence and persecution, and the Rohingya who remain in Rakhine live in the same dire circumstances that they did prior to the events of August 2017," "They are denied citizenship and recognition, face regular violence, including in the context of the ongoing conflict between the Arakan Army and the Tatmadaw" External link

myanmarnews Monday, September 16, 2019 11:56:00 PM EAT

Yanghee Lee declarou : “O acesso humanitário continua fortemente limitado pelo Governo nos locais afetados pelo conflito, privando de forma significativa cerca de 100 mil pessoas de uma assistência e serviços de base, enquanto o recolher obrigatório impede também o acesso a meios de subsistência e de tratamento médico” External link

ptjornal Monday, September 16, 2019 11:29:00 PM EAT

Yanghee Lee sublinhou : “Ao longo de julho, agosto e setembro, continuei a receber informações segundo as quais os civis têm sido mortos e usados como alvos” External link

ptjornal Monday, September 16, 2019 11:29:00 PM EAT

Yanghee Lee declarou : “O acesso humanitário continua fortemente limitado pelo Governo nos locais afetados pelo conflito, privando de forma significativa cerca de 100 mil pessoas de uma assistência e serviços de base, enquanto o recolher obrigatório impede também o acesso a meios de subsistência e de tratamento médico” External link

24-sapo Monday, September 16, 2019 10:59:00 PM EAT

Yanghee Lee sublinhou : “Ao longo de julho, agosto e setembro, continuei a receber informações segundo as quais os civis têm sido mortos e usados como alvos” External link

24-sapo Monday, September 16, 2019 10:59:00 PM EAT

Yanghee Lee déclaré : "Dans l'Etat de Rakhine, la Tatmadaw (nom de l'armée birmane) a utilisé des hélicoptères de combat contre l'Armée d'Arakan (AA) et les deux parties sont accusées d'avoir effectué sans discernement, dans des zones civiles, des tirs d'artillerie lourde, et d'avoir posé des mines" External link

clicanoo Monday, September 16, 2019 10:27:00 PM EAT

Yanghee Lee said : "Myanmar has done nothing to dismantle the system of violence and persecution, and the Rohingya who remain in Rakhine live in the same dire circumstances that they did prior to the events of August 2017," External link

voanews Monday, September 16, 2019 9:05:00 PM EAT

Yanghee Lee déclaré : "Dans l'Etat de Rakhine, la Tatmadaw (nom de l'armée birmane) a utilisé des hélicoptères de combat contre l'Armée d'Arakan (AA) et les deux parties sont accusées d'avoir effectué sans discernement, dans des zones civiles, des tirs d'artillerie lourde, et d'avoir posé des mines" External link

lamontagne Monday, September 16, 2019 8:42:00 PM EAT

Yanghee Lee déclaré : "Dans l'Etat de Rakhine, la Tatmadaw (nom de l'armée birmane) a utilisé des hélicoptères de combat contre l'Armée d'Arakan (AA) et les deux parties sont accusées d'avoir effectué sans discernement, dans des zones civiles, des tirs d'artillerie lourde, et d'avoir posé des mines" External link

afp-fr Monday, September 16, 2019 7:56:00 PM EAT

Yanghee Lee said : "Our president enjoys a great history of being a human rights lawyer," External link

digitaljournal Wednesday, September 4, 2019 4:49:00 PM EAT

Yanghee Lee said : "Our president enjoys a great history of being a human rights lawyer," External link

outlookindia Wednesday, September 4, 2019 12:23:00 PM EAT

Yanghee Lee said : “Our president enjoys a great history of being a human rights lawyer,” External link

phnompenhpost Wednesday, September 4, 2019 7:58:00 AM EAT

Yanghee Lee said : “Our president enjoys a great history of being a human rights lawyer,” External link

guardian-ng Tuesday, September 3, 2019 4:29:00 PM EAT

Yanghee Lee said : “Our president enjoys a great history of being a human rights lawyer,” External link

themalaymailonline Tuesday, September 3, 2019 4:15:00 PM EAT

Yanghee Lee said : "Our president enjoys a great history of being a human rights lawyer," External link

pulse Tuesday, September 3, 2019 1:31:00 PM EAT

Yanghee Lee said : "Our president enjoys a great history of being a human rights lawyer," External link

news-yahoo Tuesday, September 3, 2019 1:03:00 PM EAT

Yanghee Lee said : “She has not ever recognised that there is such a people called Rohingya – that’s a starting point. I’m very disappointed,” External link

frontiermyanmar Monday, September 2, 2019 2:23:00 AM EAT

Yanghee Lee said : “I have in the past commended Myanmar’s flourishing, widening democratic space. However, it seems to me that national legislation is effectively resulting in the criminalisation of legitimate expression,” External link

frontiermyanmar Monday, September 2, 2019 2:23:00 AM EAT

Yanghee Lee said : "Remaining Rohingya in Myanmar continue to be denied their rights and persecuted by authorities, making returns from Bangladesh impossible," External link

haberler-en Friday, August 23, 2019 6:54:00 PM EAT

Yanghee Lee said : "Perhaps about a thousand or more are already dead," External link

frontiermyanmar Tuesday, July 30, 2019 10:49:00 AM EAT

Yanghee Lee urged : “Stronger action is needed by regional countries to address potential peace and security concerns (for Myanmar),” External link

myanmarnews Tuesday, July 23, 2019 5:58:00 PM EAT

Yanghee Lee urged : “Stronger action is needed by regional countries to address potential peace and security concerns (for Myanmar),” External link

mmtimes Tuesday, July 23, 2019 5:13:00 AM EAT

Yanghee Lee told : "I am seeing that happening, on all sides not just in Rakhine," External link

thepeninsulaqatar Monday, July 22, 2019 11:13:00 PM EAT

Yanghee Lee said : "It's a double-edged sword ... If you stay there, you are going to die, so people are going to try to do whatever they can," External link

thepeninsulaqatar Monday, July 22, 2019 11:13:00 PM EAT

Yanghee Lee said : “Civil society actors, journalists and ordinary citizens exercising their rights to freedom of expression, assembly and association are not threats ... and they play a vital role in contributing to and sustaining a robust democracy, and in advocating for the promotion and protection of human rights,” “I stand with you, the people of Myanmar, as you chart your way forward in this historic moment,” External link

frontiermyanmar Friday, July 19, 2019 4:09:00 PM EAT

Yanghee Lee said : “While in Thailand, I was extremely disturbed to hear about Singapore deporting six Myanmar nationals for allegedly supporting the Arakan Army [AA],” “The six were then arrested upon returning to Myanmar and are now being detained incommunicado. I’m extremely concerned about their situation in view of the recent deaths of Rakhine men in custody, who were also detained on suspicion of being associated with the Arakan Army in the Rakhine State,” External link

nationmultimedia Friday, July 19, 2019 3:59:00 PM EAT

Yanghee Lee said : "It is challenging to get information on what is happening on the ground under these circumstances, but I have been told that three villages in Rakhine have been burned down by the Tatmadaw [Myanmar's national military] in the last two weeks," External link

irishsun Friday, July 19, 2019 1:54:00 AM EAT

Yanghee Lee said : "There is no access to mobile internet in any of those townships, meaning that people were not adequately prepared for or warned of the floods that occurred," External link

irishsun Friday, July 19, 2019 1:54:00 AM EAT

Yanghee Lee said : "I think we should freeze their assets and the assets of their families, too," External link

irishsun Friday, July 19, 2019 1:54:00 AM EAT

Yanghee Lee asked : "The question is, did the Myanmar Government impose the internet ban to inflict more harm on the people living in Rakhine?" External link

irishsun Friday, July 19, 2019 1:54:00 AM EAT

Yanghee Lee said : “These campaigns are getting ever more sophisticated and are being coordinated and strategic in their action, using coded language to get around content restrictions to continue to spread hateful messages,” External link

laht Thursday, July 18, 2019 10:44:00 PM EAT

Yanghee Lee said : “It terrifies me to think of how many other women may be in similar situations, treated as less than human, held captive for decades, and uncontactable by their families,” External link

laht Thursday, July 18, 2019 10:44:00 PM EAT

Yanghee Lee said : “appears to be increasing pressure and engaging governments of neighboring countries in efforts to violate rights and avoid scrutiny,” External link

laht Thursday, July 18, 2019 10:44:00 PM EAT

Yanghee Lee told : “I am seeing that happening, on all sides not just in Rakhine,” External link

themalaymailonline Thursday, July 18, 2019 7:21:00 PM EAT

Yanghee Lee added : “I am afraid there is going to be a lot more people who are going to take advantage of the vulnerable situation of the people,” External link

themalaymailonline Thursday, July 18, 2019 7:21:00 PM EAT

Yanghee Lee said : “It’s a double-edged sword ... If you stay there, you are going to die, so people are going to try to do whatever they can,” External link

themalaymailonline Thursday, July 18, 2019 7:21:00 PM EAT

Yanghee Lee told : "I am seeing that happening, on all sides not just in Rakhine," External link

trust Thursday, July 18, 2019 6:47:00 PM EAT

Yanghee Lee said : "It's a double-edged sword ... If you stay there, you are going to die, so people are going to try to do whatever they can," External link

trust Thursday, July 18, 2019 6:47:00 PM EAT

Yanghee Lee told : "I am seeing that happening, on all sides not just in Rakhine," External link

news-yahoo Thursday, July 18, 2019 6:15:00 PM EAT

Yanghee Lee said : "It's a double-edged sword ... If you stay there, you are going to die, so people are going to try to do whatever they can," External link

news-yahoo Thursday, July 18, 2019 6:15:00 PM EAT

Yanghee Lee said : "It is entirely Myanmar's responsibility to bring about all necessary conditions for all the people they forcibly drove out to return and they are entirely failing to do so," External link

myanmarnews Monday, July 8, 2019 2:38:00 AM EAT

Yanghee Lee told : "We are witness to an ongoing tragedy in Rakhine state, where less than two years ago horrific atrocities were inflicted on the Rohingyas and the civilian population is once again being subjected to grievous human rights violations by security forces," External link

globalsecurity Thursday, July 4, 2019 7:33:00 AM EAT

Yanghee Lee said ( about Chin State ) : "The conflict with the Arakan Army in northern Rakhine State and parts of southern Chin State has continued over the past few months and the impact on civilians is devastating. Many acts of the Tatmadaw (Myanmar's army) and the Arakan Army violate international humanitarian law and may amount to war crimes, as well as violating human rights," External link

globalsecurity Thursday, July 4, 2019 7:33:00 AM EAT

Yanghee Lee said : "It is entirely Myanmar's responsibility to bring about all necessary conditions for all the people they forcibly drove out to return and they are entirely failing to do so," External link

npr Thursday, July 4, 2019 12:38:00 AM EAT

Yanghee Lee said ( about Chin State ) : “The conflict with the Arakan Army in northern Rakhine State and parts of southern Chin State has continued over the past few months and the impact on civilians is devastating. Many acts of the Tatmadaw (army) and the Arakan Army violate international humanitarian law and may amount to war crimes, as well as violating human rights,” External link

thedailystarBD Wednesday, July 3, 2019 10:13:00 PM EAT

Yanghee Lee told : "We are witness to an ongoing tragedy in Rakhine state, where less than two years ago horrific atrocities were inflicted on the Rohingyas and the civilian population is once again being subjected to grievous human rights violations by security forces," External link

iran-daily Wednesday, July 3, 2019 7:27:00 PM EAT

Yanghee Lee said ( about Chin State ) : "The conflict with the Arakan Army in northern Rakhine State and parts of southern Chin State has continued over the past few months and the impact on civilians is devastating. Many acts of the Tatmadaw (Myanmar’s army) and the Arakan Army violate international humanitarian law and may amount to war crimes, as well as violating human rights," External link

iran-daily Wednesday, July 3, 2019 7:27:00 PM EAT

Yanghee Lee told : "We are witness to an ongoing tragedy in Rakhine state, where less than two years ago horrific atrocities were inflicted on the Rohingyas and the civilian population is once again being subjected to grievous human rights violations by security forces," External link

presstv Wednesday, July 3, 2019 6:47:00 PM EAT

Yanghee Lee said ( about Chin State ) : "The conflict with the Arakan Army in northern Rakhine State and parts of southern Chin State has continued over the past few months and the impact on civilians is devastating. Many acts of the Tatmadaw (Myanmar’s army) and the Arakan Army violate international humanitarian law and may amount to war crimes, as well as violating human rights," External link

presstv Wednesday, July 3, 2019 6:47:00 PM EAT

Yanghee Lee said : "I reiterate what I have now said many times, that the international community must ensure justice is brought about. I am disappointed that nine months following the resolution establishing it, the Independent Investigative Mechanism for Myanmar is still not functioning. There is a real risk that there will be a gap in investigations into the most serious international crimes and violations of international law in Myanmar," External link

voanews Wednesday, July 3, 2019 6:01:00 PM EAT

Yanghee Lee said ( about Chin State ) : “The conflict with the Arakan Army in northern Rakhine State and parts of southern Chin State has continued over the past few months and the impact on civilians is devastating. Many acts of the Tatmadaw (army) and the Arakan Army violate international humanitarian law and may amount to war crimes, as well as violating human rights,” External link

iran-daily Wednesday, July 3, 2019 5:52:00 PM EAT

Yanghee Lee said ( about Chin State ) : "The conflict with the Arakan Army in northern Rakhine State and parts of southern Chin State has continued over the past few months and the impact on civilians is devastating. Many acts of the Tatmadaw (army) and the Arakan Army violate international humanitarian law and may amount to war crimes, as well as violating human rights," External link

dhakatribune Wednesday, July 3, 2019 12:59:00 PM EAT

Yanghee Lee said ( about Chin State ) : "The conflict with the Arakan Army in northern Rakhine State and parts of southern Chin State has continued over the past few months and the impact on civilians is devastating. Many acts of the Tatmadaw (army) and the Arakan Army violate international humanitarian law and may amount to war crimes, as well as violating human rights," External link

AsiaOne Wednesday, July 3, 2019 10:51:00 AM EAT

Yanghee Lee said ( about Chin State ) : "The conflict with the Arakan Army in northern Rakhine State and parts of southern Chin State has continued over the past few months and the impact on civilians is devastating. Many acts of the Tatmadaw (army) and the Arakan Army violate international humanitarian law and may amount to war crimes, as well as violating human rights," External link

news-yahoo Wednesday, July 3, 2019 6:23:00 AM EAT

Yanghee Lee said ( about Chin State ) : "The conflict with the Arakan Army in northern Rakhine State and parts of southern Chin State has continued over the past few months and the impact on civilians is devastating. Many acts of the Tatmadaw (army) and the Arakan Army violate international humanitarian law and may amount to war crimes, as well as violating human rights," External link

abs-cbnnews Wednesday, July 3, 2019 12:29:00 AM EAT

Yanghee Lee said ( about Chin State ) : "The conflict with the Arakan Army in northern Rakhine State and parts of southern Chin State has continued over the past few months and the impact on civilians is devastating. Many acts of the Tatmadaw (army) and the Arakan Army violate international humanitarian law and may amount to war crimes, as well as violating human rights," External link

wsau Tuesday, July 2, 2019 10:51:00 PM EAT

Yanghee Lee said ( about Chin State ) : "The conflict with the Arakan Army in northern Rakhine State and parts of southern Chin State has continued over the past few months and the impact on civilians is devastating. Many acts of the Tatmadaw (army) and the Arakan Army violate international humanitarian law and may amount to war crimes, as well as violating human rights," External link

news-yahoo Tuesday, July 2, 2019 10:14:00 PM EAT

Yanghee Lee said : “I fear for all civilians there, cut off and without the necessary means to communicate with people inside and outside the area,” External link

TorontoStar Tuesday, July 2, 2019 6:29:00 PM EAT

Yanghee Lee said : “I fear for all civilians there, cut off and without the necessary means to communicate with people inside and outside the area,” External link

irinnews Friday, June 28, 2019 7:19:00 PM EAT

Yanghee Lee said : “I fear for all civilians there,” External link

smc Thursday, June 27, 2019 2:26:00 PM EAT

Yanghee Lee wrote : "I fear for all civilians there," External link

globalsecurity Wednesday, June 26, 2019 8:12:00 AM EAT

Yanghee Lee said : “There is no media access and there are serious restrictions on humanitarian organisations in the conflict-affected area. The entire region is in a blackout,” External link

mmtimes Wednesday, June 26, 2019 5:50:00 AM EAT

Yanghee Lee said : “Both parties to the conflict must ensure that civilians and civilian objects are protected at all times and uphold international humanitarian law. The restrictions on the media and humanitarian organisations must be lifted immediately,” External link

mmtimes Wednesday, June 26, 2019 5:50:00 AM EAT

Yanghee Lee said : “As there is no media access and serious restrictions on humanitarian organisations in the conflict-affected area, the entire region is in a blackout,” External link

reliefWeb Tuesday, June 25, 2019 9:24:00 PM EAT

Yanghee Lee said : “I call on the Government to reverse its decision to impose the mobile internet ban,” “Both parties to the conflict must ensure that civilians and civilian objects are protected at all times and uphold international humanitarian law. The restrictions on the media and humanitarian organisations must be lifted immediately” External link

reliefWeb Tuesday, June 25, 2019 9:24:00 PM EAT

Yanghee Lee said : “I fear for all civilians there,” External link

weeklyblitz Tuesday, June 25, 2019 9:10:00 PM EAT

Yanghee Lee said : “As there is no media access and serious restrictions on humanitarian organizations in the conflict-affected area, the entire region is in a blackout,” External link

weeklyblitz Tuesday, June 25, 2019 9:10:00 PM EAT

Yanghee Lee said : “The entire region is in a blackout,” “I fear for all civilians there, cut off and without the necessary means to communicate with people inside and outside the area” External link

irrawaddy Tuesday, June 25, 2019 7:41:00 PM EAT

Yanghee Lee said : “I fear for all civilians there,” External link

irrawaddy Tuesday, June 25, 2019 7:41:00 PM EAT

Yanghee Lee said : "I fear for all civilians there," External link

deutschewelle-en Tuesday, June 25, 2019 7:16:00 PM EAT

Yanghee Lee said : “I fear for all civilians there,” External link

dailytimesPK Tuesday, June 25, 2019 7:10:00 PM EAT

Yanghee Lee said : “I call on the government [Myanmar] to reverse its decision to impose the mobile internet ban,” “Both parties to the conflict must ensure that civilians, and civilian objects are protected at all times, and they uphold international humanitarian law. The restrictions on the media, and humanitarian organizations must be lifted immediately,” External link

dhakatribune Tuesday, June 25, 2019 6:56:00 PM EAT

Yanghee Lee said : “I fear for all civilians there,” External link

ChinaPost Tuesday, June 25, 2019 6:01:00 PM EAT

Yanghee Lee said : “The entire region is in a blackout,” “I fear for all civilians there, cut off and without the necessary means to communicate with people inside and outside the area” External link

irrawaddy.com Tuesday, June 25, 2019 5:57:00 PM EAT

Yanghee Lee said : “I fear for all civilians there,” External link

irrawaddy.com Tuesday, June 25, 2019 5:57:00 PM EAT

Yanghee Lee said : “As there is no media access and serious restrictions on humanitarian organisations in the conflict-affected area, the entire region is in a blackout,” External link

thedailystarBD Tuesday, June 25, 2019 5:56:00 PM EAT

Yanghee Lee said : “I call on the Government to reverse its decision to impose the mobile internet ban,” “Both parties to the conflict must ensure that civilians and civilian objects are protected at all times and uphold international humanitarian law. The restrictions on the media and humanitarian organisations must be lifted immediately” External link

thedailystarBD Tuesday, June 25, 2019 5:56:00 PM EAT

Yanghee Lee said : "I fear for all civilians there," External link

dw-en Tuesday, June 25, 2019 5:12:00 PM EAT

Yanghee Lee said : "I fear for all civilians there," External link

aljazeera-en Tuesday, June 25, 2019 11:32:00 AM EAT

Yanghee Lee said : "I remind the government that children should be detained strictly as a last resort, for the shortest appropriate period of time, and must be treated with humanity and respect in a manner which takes into account their age," External link

frontiermyanmar Sunday, May 19, 2019 11:14:00 PM EAT

Yanghee Lee said : “Revenues from natural resource extraction needed for vital services and development being diverted to the military and its allies undermines the civilian government, democratic reforms, the peace process, sustainable development, and the realization of rights,” External link

myanmarnews Wednesday, April 3, 2019 9:04:00 AM EAT

Yanghee Lee said : “There are a number of things that remain unknown to me even following my visit, chief among them being whether the island is truly habitable,” External link

myanmarnews Saturday, March 30, 2019 12:28:00 PM EAT

Yanghee Lee says : “It is imperative that the international community’s focus remains on justice and accountability for victims in Myanmar,” External link

frontiermyanmar Tuesday, March 26, 2019 4:30:00 AM EAT

Yanghee Lee said : “As of 28 February, this includes 33 people serving sentences and 311 people awaiting trial in relation to exercising their rights, of whom 86 people are detained while awaiting trial. This is worrying as it represents a significant increase from the same time last year, when 184 people were under trial,” External link

frontiermyanmar Tuesday, March 26, 2019 4:30:00 AM EAT

Yanghee Lee said : "There are a number of things that remain unknown to me even following my visit, chief among them being whether the island is truly habitable," External link

thedailystarBD Sunday, March 24, 2019 10:38:00 PM EAT

Yanghee Lee said : "There are a number of things that remain unknown to me even following my visit, chief among them being whether the island is truly habitable," External link

ahram-EN Saturday, March 23, 2019 10:33:00 PM EAT

Yanghee Lee said : “There are a number of things that remain unknown to me even following my visit, chief among them being whether the island is truly habitable,” External link

BangkokPost Saturday, March 23, 2019 6:24:00 PM EAT

Yanghee Lee said : "There are a number of things that remain unknown to me even following my visit, chief among them being whether the island is truly habitable," External link

trust Saturday, March 23, 2019 4:32:00 PM EAT

Yanghee Lee said : "Ill-planned relocations without the consent of the refugees have the potential to create a new crisis," External link

deutschewelle-en Friday, March 15, 2019 4:58:00 PM EAT

Yanghee Lee said : “There are a number of things that remain unknown to me even following my visit, chief among them being whether the island is truly habitable,” External link

irrawaddy.com Thursday, March 14, 2019 4:01:00 PM EAT

Yanghee Lee said : “I am very hopeful. This is something that was unprecedented. It is a tiny step forward but I really do wish that this would open the floodgates (of justice),” External link

myanmarnews Wednesday, March 13, 2019 5:00:00 AM EAT

Yanghee Lee said ( about William Hussey ) : “I am pleased that this is moving forward. However I still firmly believe that the situation in Myanmar must be referred to the ICC by the Security Council, or a state party or group of states parties,” External link

myanmarnews Wednesday, March 13, 2019 5:00:00 AM EAT

Yanghee Lee said ( about William Hussey ) : “Victims must not be forced to wait in the purgatory of international inaction; if it is not possible to refer the situation to the ICC, the international community should consider establishing an independent tribunal,” External link

myanmarnews Wednesday, March 13, 2019 5:00:00 AM EAT

Yanghee Lee said ( about William Hussey ) : “Victims must not be forced to wait in the purgatory of international inaction; if it is not possible to refer the situation to the ICC, the international community should consider establishing an independent tribunal,” External link

myanmarnews Wednesday, March 13, 2019 5:00:00 AM EAT

Yanghee Lee said : “There are a number of things that remain unknown to me even following my visit, chief among them being whether the island is truly habitable,” External link

clickittefaq Tuesday, March 12, 2019 6:10:00 PM EAT

Yanghee Lee said : “I am very hopeful. This is something that was unprecedented,” External link

clickittefaq Tuesday, March 12, 2019 6:10:00 PM EAT

Yanghee Lee said ( about William Hussey ) : "The situation in Myanmar must be referred to the ICC by the Security Council or a state party or group of state parties," External link

globalsecurity Tuesday, March 12, 2019 9:43:00 AM EAT

Yanghee Lee told : "I had the opportunity to visit the island on my last visit to Bangladesh and saw with my own eyes the works that the Bangladesh government has undertaken. However, there are a number of things that remain unknown to me even following my report, chief among them being whether the island is truly habitable," External link

globalsecurity Tuesday, March 12, 2019 9:43:00 AM EAT

Yanghee Lee said ( about William Hussey ) : "Victims must not be forced to wait in the purgatory of international inaction; if it is not possible to refer the situation to the ICC, the international community should consider establishing an independent tribunal," External link

haberler-en Monday, March 11, 2019 11:17:00 PM EAT

Yanghee Lee said ( about William Hussey ) : "Victims must not be forced to wait in the purgatory of international inaction; if it is not possible to refer the situation to the ICC, the international community should consider establishing an independent tribunal," External link

haberler-en Monday, March 11, 2019 11:17:00 PM EAT

Yanghee Lee said : “The law does not sufficiently recognise this reality,” “The law affects so many people, and with land insecurity central to the cycle of conflict, poverty and denial of rights, it has the potential to be disastrous,” External link

thedailystarBD Monday, March 11, 2019 10:06:00 PM EAT

Yanghee Lee said : “The Law does not sufficiently recognise this reality,” “The Law affects so many people, and with land insecurity central to the cycle of conflict, poverty and denial of rights, it has the potential to be disastrous” External link

reliefWeb Monday, March 11, 2019 9:44:00 PM EAT

Yanghee Lee said : “I am very hopeful. This is something that was unprecedented. It is a tiny step forward but I really do wish that this would open the floodgates (of justice),” External link

themalaymailonline Monday, March 11, 2019 9:30:00 PM EAT

Yanghee Lee said : "There are a number of things that remain unknown to me even following my visit, chief among them being whether the island is truly habitable," External link

trust Monday, March 11, 2019 3:54:00 PM EAT

Yanghee Lee said : "There are a number of things that remain unknown to me even following my visit, chief among them being whether the island is truly habitable," External link

dailysabah Monday, March 11, 2019 3:32:00 PM EAT

Yanghee Lee said : "Contrary to achieving the stated aim of decreasing tensions, this selective banning may contribute to feelings of inequality by ethnic minorities," External link

myanmarnews Thursday, March 7, 2019 10:01:00 PM EAT

Yanghee Lee said : "Contrary to achieving the stated aim of decreasing tensions, this selective banning may contribute to feelings of inequality by ethnic minorities," External link

thedailystarBD Thursday, March 7, 2019 12:15:00 AM EAT

Yanghee Lee said : "The people of Myanmar have endured decades of abuse; international inaction, or delayed action, is a further injustice," External link

myanmarnews Wednesday, March 6, 2019 7:17:00 PM EAT

Yanghee Lee said : "The pervasive nature of hate speech is alarming, particularly that it is used by senior government officials," External link

myanmarnews Wednesday, March 6, 2019 7:17:00 PM EAT

Yanghee Lee said : "conditions for voluntary, safe, dignified and sustainable returns do not exist," External link

myanmarnews Wednesday, March 6, 2019 7:17:00 PM EAT

Yanghee Lee said : "Myanmar continues to be plagued by armed conflicts and violence" External link

myanmarnews Wednesday, March 6, 2019 7:17:00 PM EAT

Yanghee Lee said : "Contrary to achieving the stated aim of decreasing tensions, this selective banning may contribute to feelings of inequality by ethnic minorities," External link

dhakatribune Wednesday, March 6, 2019 3:46:00 PM EAT

Yanghee Lee said : “Contrary to achieving the stated aim of decreasing tensions, this selective banning may contribute to feelings of inequality by ethnic minorities,” External link

irrawaddy.com Wednesday, March 6, 2019 7:50:00 AM EAT

Yanghee Lee said : “Contrary to achieving the stated aim of decreasing tensions, this selective banning may contribute to feelings of inequality by ethnic minorities,” External link

myanmarnews Wednesday, March 6, 2019 6:17:00 AM EAT

Yanghee Lee said : "Contrary to achieving the stated aim of decreasing tensions, this selective banning may contribute to feelings of inequality by ethnic minorities," External link

voanews Wednesday, March 6, 2019 2:24:00 AM EAT

Yanghee Lee said : "The people of Myanmar have endured decades of abuse; international inaction, or delayed action, is a further injustice," External link

aljazeera-en Wednesday, March 6, 2019 2:22:00 AM EAT

Yanghee Lee said : "The pervasive nature of hate speech is alarming, particularly that it is used by senior government officials," External link

aljazeera-en Wednesday, March 6, 2019 2:22:00 AM EAT

Yanghee Lee said : "conditions for voluntary, safe, dignified and sustainable returns do not exist," External link

aljazeera-en Wednesday, March 6, 2019 2:22:00 AM EAT

Yanghee Lee said : "Myanmar continues to be plagued by armed conflicts and violence" External link

aljazeera-en Wednesday, March 6, 2019 2:22:00 AM EAT

Yanghee Lee said : "Contrary to achieving the stated aim of decreasing tensions, this selective banning may contribute to feelings of inequality by ethnic minorities," External link

channelnewsasia Wednesday, March 6, 2019 1:07:00 AM EAT

Yanghee Lee said : "Contrary to achieving the stated aim of decreasing tensions, this selective banning may contribute to feelings of inequality by ethnic minorities," External link

voanews Wednesday, March 6, 2019 1:00:00 AM EAT

Yanghee Lee said : “Contrary to achieving the stated aim of decreasing tensions, this selective banning may contribute to feelings of inequality by ethnic minorities,” External link

wn Tuesday, March 5, 2019 11:24:00 PM EAT

Yanghee Lee said : "Contrary to achieving the stated aim of decreasing tensions, this selective banning may contribute to feelings of inequality by ethnic minorities," External link

trust Tuesday, March 5, 2019 6:52:00 PM EAT

Yanghee Lee said : "The government of Myanmar must respect the right of all people to peacefully assemble and express their views about issues that concern them," External link

myanmarnews Friday, February 15, 2019 2:19:00 AM EAT

Yanghee Lee said : "The government of Myanmar must respect the right of all people to peacefully assemble and express their views about issues that concern them," External link

aljazeera-en Wednesday, February 13, 2019 10:40:00 AM EAT

Yanghee Lee said : “This is yet another example of the government sidelining the rights of ethnic minorities and failing to truly do what is necessary to unite the country and bring about peace and democracy,” External link

mmtimes Wednesday, February 13, 2019 9:26:00 AM EAT

Yanghee Lee urged : “The government of Myanmar must respect the right of all people to peacefully assemble and express their views about issues that concern them,” “Using disproportionate force against peaceful protesters is entirely unacceptable. The arrests must stop” External link

mmtimes Wednesday, February 13, 2019 9:26:00 AM EAT

Yanghee Lee said : "The government of Myanmar must respect the right of all people to peacefully assemble and express their views about issues that concern them," External link

trust2 Wednesday, February 13, 2019 7:32:00 AM EAT

Yanghee Lee said : “This is yet another example of the Government sidelining the rights of ethnic minorities and failing to truly do what is necessary to unite the country and bring about peace and democracy,” External link

reliefWeb Tuesday, February 12, 2019 9:50:00 PM EAT

Yanghee Lee said : “The Government of Myanmar must respect the right of all people to peacefully assemble and express their views about issues that concern them,” “Using disproportionate force against peaceful protesters is entirely unacceptable. The arrests must stop” External link

reliefWeb Tuesday, February 12, 2019 9:50:00 PM EAT

Yanghee Lee said : "Democratic space, including the freedom of speech and association, is ever fragile, and communities across the country remain divided along religious and ethnic lines," External link

myanmarnews Sunday, February 10, 2019 3:26:00 PM EAT

Yanghee Lee said : “The establishment of this committee is a positive development that I hope will aid Myanmar to truly transition to democracy,” “The people wish the constitution to be amended, and I encourage the new joint committee to carry out their will,” External link

myanmarnews Sunday, February 10, 2019 3:26:00 PM EAT

Yanghee Lee said : "Democratic space, including the freedom of speech and association, is ever fragile, and communities across the country remain divided along religious and ethnic lines," External link

aljazeera-en Saturday, February 9, 2019 7:49:00 PM EAT

Yanghee Lee asked : "Who will be overseeing the return? The security forces that drove them out?" External link

myanmarnews Saturday, February 9, 2019 6:48:00 PM EAT

Yanghee Lee said : "The persecution of the Rohingya must stop now," External link

yenisafak-en Saturday, February 9, 2019 10:01:00 AM EAT

Yanghee Lee said : "The persecution of the Rohingya must stop now," External link

haberler-en Friday, February 8, 2019 10:00:00 PM EAT

Yanghee Lee said : “The establishment of this committee is a positive development that I hope will aid Myanmar to truly transition to democracy,” “The people wish the constitution to be amended, and I encourage the new joint committee to carry out their will,” External link

myanmarnews Friday, February 8, 2019 12:33:00 AM EAT

Yanghee Lee said : “The establishment of this committee is a positive development that I hope will aid Myanmar to truly transition to democracy,” “The people wish the constitution to be amended, and I encourage the new joint committee to carry out their will,” External link

dhakatribune Thursday, February 7, 2019 7:10:00 PM EAT

Yanghee Lee said : “The establishment of this committee is a positive development that I hope will aid Myanmar to truly transition to democracy,” “The people wish the constitution to be amended, and I encourage the new joint committee to carry out their will,” External link

thedailystarBD Thursday, February 7, 2019 1:54:00 PM EAT

Yanghee Lee said : “Min Aung Hlaing and others should be held accountable for genocide in Rakhine and for crimes against humanity and war crimes in other parts of Myanmar,” External link

myanmarnews Monday, February 4, 2019 10:42:00 AM EAT

Yanghee Lee told : “For any repatriation to happen ... the perpetrators must be held to account, because sending the refugees back with no accountability is going to really exacerbate or prolong the horrific situation in Myanmar,” External link

myanmarnews Monday, February 4, 2019 10:42:00 AM EAT

Yanghee Lee said : “I am greatly concerned that the enduring repressive environment is discouraging people from speaking out freely about human rights violations and injustices” External link

myanmarnews Monday, January 28, 2019 9:41:00 PM EAT

Yanghee Lee added : “for any repatriation to happen…the perpetrators must be held to account because sending the refugees back with no accountability is going to really exacerbate or prolong the horrific situation in Myanmar” External link

tamilguardian Monday, January 28, 2019 7:19:00 PM EAT

Yanghee Lee said : “It is clear the Rohingya refugees in Bangladesh cannot return to Myanmar in the near future. The [general] election of Bangladesh has concluded. I urge the government to engage in a long-term planning [in addressing the Rohingya crisis].” External link

yenisafak-en Monday, January 28, 2019 3:17:00 PM EAT

Yanghee Lee said : "Min Aung Hlaing and others should be held accountable for genocide in Rakhine and for crimes against humanity and war crimes in other parts of Myanmar," External link

yenisafak-en Monday, January 28, 2019 3:17:00 PM EAT

Yanghee Lee told : "For any repatriation to happen ... the perpetrators must be held to account, because sending the refugees back with no accountability is going to really exacerbate or prolong the horrific situation in Myanmar," External link

yenisafak-en Monday, January 28, 2019 3:17:00 PM EAT

Yanghee Lee said : "It really is alarming that Myanmar is taking this path," "After 60, 70 years of isolation now is a big chance for them to come out and now they're retreating back into the dark ages, which is very disappointing" External link

yenisafak-en Monday, January 28, 2019 3:17:00 PM EAT

Yanghee Lee said : “I regret to inform the Council that I received no reply from the Government of India to my request to visit New Delhi, Mizoram and the State of Jammu and Kashmir in order to meet the refugees from Myanmar who are present in India,” External link

dhakatribune Sunday, January 27, 2019 6:28:00 PM EAT

Yanghee Lee said : “Min Aung Hlaing and others should be held accountable for genocide in Rakhine and for crimes against humanity and war crimes in other parts of Myanmar,” External link

myanmarnews Sunday, January 27, 2019 4:46:00 PM EAT

Yanghee Lee told : “For any repatriation to happen the perpetrators must be held to account, because sending the refugees back with no accountability is going to really exacerbate or prolong the horrific situation in Myanmar,” External link

myanmarnews Sunday, January 27, 2019 4:46:00 PM EAT

Yanghee Lee said : “It really is alarming that Myanmar is taking this path,” “After 60, 70 years of isolation now is a big chance for them to come out and now they’re retreating back into the dark ages, which is very disappointing” External link

myanmarnews Sunday, January 27, 2019 4:46:00 PM EAT

Yanghee Lee said : “It is evident that Myanmar is not working to create conditions for return for the Rohingya but is engaging in a sustained campaign of violence, intimidation and harassment,” External link

laht Saturday, January 26, 2019 6:33:00 AM EAT

Yanghee Lee said : “Min Aung Hlaing and others should be held accountable for genocide in Rakhine and for crimes against humanity and war crimes in other parts of Myanmar,” External link

arabnews Saturday, January 26, 2019 5:42:00 AM EAT

Yanghee Lee told : “For any repatriation to happen ... the perpetrators must be held to account, because sending the refugees back with no accountability is going to really exacerbate or prolong the horrific situation in Myanmar,” External link

arabnews Saturday, January 26, 2019 5:42:00 AM EAT

Yanghee Lee said : “It really is alarming that Myanmar is taking this path,” “After 60, 70 years of isolation now is a big chance for them to come out and now they’re retreating back into the dark ages, which is very disappointing” External link

arabnews Saturday, January 26, 2019 5:42:00 AM EAT

Yanghee Lee said : "Min Aung Hlaing and others should be held accountable for genocide in Rakhine and for crimes against humanity and war crimes in other parts of Myanmar," External link

trust Saturday, January 26, 2019 3:19:00 AM EAT

Yanghee Lee told : "For any repatriation to happen ... the perpetrators must be held to account, because sending the refugees back with no accountability is going to really exacerbate or prolong the horrific situation in Myanmar," External link

trust Saturday, January 26, 2019 3:19:00 AM EAT

Yanghee Lee said : “I spoke to one woman who arrived in Cox's Bazar a matter of days ago after her father was stabbed to death by Myanmar security forces. A man I spoke to told me that he and his entire family fled recently after his mother and sister were abducted and raped,” “During my visit, I received videos of houses burning in Maungdaw township, the second such incident to occur in Maungdaw in 2019 alone” External link

thedailystarBD Saturday, January 26, 2019 12:46:00 AM EAT

Yanghee Lee said : “The campaign of violence against the Rohingya continues, with the security forces slowly bleeding the remaining Rohingya population and continuing to force them to flee to Bangladesh,” External link

thedailystarBD Saturday, January 26, 2019 12:46:00 AM EAT

Yanghee Lee said : "Min Aung Hlaing and others should be held accountable for genocide in Rakhine and for crimes against humanity and war crimes in other parts of Myanmar," External link

thedailystarBD Saturday, January 26, 2019 12:46:00 AM EAT

Yanghee Lee added : "From the discussions I had with Rohingya this week in Bangladesh, it is evident that Myanmar is not working to create conditions for return for the Rohingya but is engaging in a sustained campaign of violence, intimidation and harassment" External link

missoulian Saturday, January 26, 2019 12:22:00 AM EAT

Yanghee Lee added ( about Dhaka Bangladesh ) : "From the discussions I had with Rohingya this week in Bangladesh, it is evident that Myanmar is not working to create conditions for return for the Rohingya but is engaging in a sustained campaign of violence, intimidation and harassment" External link

news9 Saturday, January 26, 2019 12:21:00 AM EAT

Yanghee Lee added ( about Dhaka Bangladesh ) : "From the discussions I had with Rohingya this week in Bangladesh, it is evident that Myanmar is not working to create conditions for return for the Rohingya but is engaging in a sustained campaign of violence, intimidation and harassment" External link

wsoctv Saturday, January 26, 2019 12:16:00 AM EAT

Yanghee Lee said ( about Saudi ) : “I am dismayed by Saudi Arabia’s recent deportation of 13 Rohingya to Bangladesh,” External link

middleeastmonitor Saturday, January 26, 2019 12:13:00 AM EAT

Yanghee Lee added : "From the discussions I had with Rohingya this week in Bangladesh, it is evident that Myanmar is not working to create conditions for return for the Rohingya but is engaging in a sustained campaign of violence, intimidation and harassment" External link

timesdaily Saturday, January 26, 2019 12:11:00 AM EAT

Yanghee Lee added ( about Dhaka Bangladesh ) : "From the discussions I had with Rohingya this week in Bangladesh, it is evident that Myanmar is not working to create conditions for return for the Rohingya but is engaging in a sustained campaign of violence, intimidation and harassment" External link

seattlepi Saturday, January 26, 2019 12:07:00 AM EAT

Yanghee Lee added ( about Dhaka Bangladesh ) : "From the discussions I had with Rohingya this week in Bangladesh, it is evident that Myanmar is not working to create conditions for return for the Rohingya but is engaging in a sustained campaign of violence, intimidation and harassment" External link

wftv Saturday, January 26, 2019 12:01:00 AM EAT

Yanghee Lee said ( about Saudi ) : "India and Saudi Arabia must ensure that Rohingya within their borders are protected and that their status as refugees, unable to return to Myanmar, is recognised," External link

middleeasteye Friday, January 25, 2019 11:50:00 PM EAT

Yanghee Lee said ( about Saudi ) : "I am dismayed by Saudi Arabia's recent deportation of 13 Rohingya to Bangladesh, where they have been arrested and charged with forging the passports that they used to travel to Saudi," External link

middleeasteye Friday, January 25, 2019 11:50:00 PM EAT

Yanghee Lee said : “Min Aung Hlaing and others should be held accountable for genocide in Rakhine and for crimes against humanity and war crimes in other parts of Myanmar,” External link

dailytimesPK Friday, January 25, 2019 11:42:00 PM EAT

Yanghee Lee told : “For any repatriation to happen … the perpetrators must be held to account, because sending the refugees back with no accountability is going to really exacerbate or prolong the horrific situation in Myanmar,” External link

dailytimesPK Friday, January 25, 2019 11:42:00 PM EAT

Yanghee Lee said : “It is perspective. Bangladesh has done more than any country. We all recognize that” External link

dhakatribune Friday, January 25, 2019 10:28:00 PM EAT

Yanghee Lee said : “The Government is not consulting with local people or being transparent about these projects, which is causing concern and uncertainty for millions of people,” External link

reliefWeb Friday, January 25, 2019 8:52:00 PM EAT

Yanghee Lee said ( about Saudi ) : "I am dismayed by Saudi Arabia's recent deportation of 13 Rohingya to Bangladesh," External link

haberler-en Friday, January 25, 2019 8:41:00 PM EAT

Yanghee Lee said : "It is clear the Rohingya refugees in Bangladesh cannot return to Myanmar in the near future. The [general] election of Bangladesh has concluded. I urge the government to engage in a long-term planning [in addressing the Rohingya crisis]" External link

haberler-en Friday, January 25, 2019 8:41:00 PM EAT

Yanghee Lee said : "Min Aung Hlaing and others should be held accountable for genocide in Rakhine and for crimes against humanity and war crimes in other parts of Myanmar," External link

trust Friday, January 25, 2019 5:44:00 PM EAT

Yanghee Lee told : "For any repatriation to happen ... the perpetrators must be held to account, because sending the refugees back with no accountability is going to really exacerbate or prolong the horrific situation in Myanmar," External link

trust Friday, January 25, 2019 5:44:00 PM EAT

Yanghee Lee said : "It really is alarming that Myanmar is taking this path," "After 60, 70 years of isolation now is a big chance for them to come out and now they're retreating back into the dark ages, which is very disappointing" External link

trust Friday, January 25, 2019 5:44:00 PM EAT

Yanghee Lee said : “Rohingya repatriation may not take place in near future,” External link

thedailystarBD Friday, January 25, 2019 4:44:00 PM EAT

Yanghee Lee said : "Min Aung Hlaing and others should be held accountable for genocide in Rakhine and for crimes against humanity and war crimes in other parts of Myanmar," External link

yenisafak-en Friday, January 25, 2019 3:53:00 PM EAT

Yanghee Lee told : "For any repatriation to happen ... the perpetrators must be held to account, because sending the refugees back with no accountability is going to really exacerbate or prolong the horrific situation in Myanmar," External link

yenisafak-en Friday, January 25, 2019 3:53:00 PM EAT

Yanghee Lee said : "It really is alarming that Myanmar is taking this path," "After 60, 70 years of isolation now is a big chance for them to come out and now they're retreating back into the dark ages, which is very disappointing" External link

yenisafak-en Friday, January 25, 2019 3:53:00 PM EAT

Yanghee Lee said : "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," External link

dhakatribune Wednesday, January 23, 2019 3:43:00 PM EAT

Yanghee Lee added : “blocking humanitarian access is a serious violation of international humanitarian law” External link

manilametro Monday, January 21, 2019 2:05:00 AM EAT

Yanghee Lee added : “blocking humanitarian access is a serious violation of international humanitarian law” External link

manilatimes Sunday, January 20, 2019 8:19:00 PM EAT

Yanghee Lee said : “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,” External link

dhakatribune Sunday, January 20, 2019 5:34:00 PM EAT

Yanghee Lee said : “It is unacceptable for the Tatmadaw and the Arakan Army to conduct hostilities in a manner that impact civilians,” External link

app-en Saturday, January 19, 2019 12:14:00 PM EAT

Yanghee Lee said : “It is vital that assistance is able to reach those who have fled violence, and the Government must immediately reverse its decision not to allow access to all humanitarian organizations,” “I remind the Government and the Tatmadaw that blocking humanitarian access is a serious violation of international humanitarian law” External link

app-en Saturday, January 19, 2019 12:14:00 PM EAT

Yanghee Lee said : “I call on the Government to allow full and unfettered access to the region to allow a free flow of information in the interest of the public,” “I am also seriously concerned about the dangerous rhetoric being used by the Government. The ethnic Rakhine population must not be demonized and targeted by the military on suspicion of association with the AA. Equally, this conflict must not be used by the Tatmadaw as a means to further its ongoing campaign of violence against the Rohingya population remaining in Rakhine state” External link

app-en Saturday, January 19, 2019 12:14:00 PM EAT

Yanghee Lee added : "blocking humanitarian access is a serious violation of international humanitarian law" External link

globalsecurity Saturday, January 19, 2019 8:26:00 AM EAT

Yanghee Lee said : “Both sides must take precautions and ensure the protection of civilians,” External link

mizzima Saturday, January 19, 2019 8:23:00 AM EAT

Yanghee Lee said : “It is unacceptable for the Tatmadaw and the Arakan Army to conduct hostilities in a manner that impact civilians,” External link

mizzima Saturday, January 19, 2019 8:23:00 AM EAT

Yanghee Lee said : “It is vital that assistance is able to reach those who have fled violence, and the Government must immediately reverse its decision not to allow access to all humanitarian organisations,” “I remind the Government and the Tatmadaw that blocking humanitarian access is a serious violation of international humanitarian law” External link

mizzima Saturday, January 19, 2019 8:23:00 AM EAT

Yanghee Lee said : “I call on the Government to allow full and unfettered access to the region to allow a free flow of information in the interest of the public,” External link

mizzima Saturday, January 19, 2019 8:23:00 AM EAT

Yanghee Lee added : “blocking humanitarian access is a serious violation of international humanitarian law” External link

un-org Saturday, January 19, 2019 3:28:00 AM EAT

Yanghee Lee added : “blocking humanitarian access is a serious violation of international humanitarian law” External link

unmultimedia-en Saturday, January 19, 2019 2:44:00 AM EAT

Yanghee Lee said : "I am also seriously concerned about the dangerous rhetoric being used by the government. The ethnic Rakhine population must not be demonized and targeted by the military on suspicion of association with the AA," External link

thedailystarBD Friday, January 18, 2019 10:18:00 PM EAT

Yanghee Lee said : "I am also seriously concerned about the dangerous rhetoric being used by the government. The ethnic Rakhine population must not be demonized and targeted by the military on suspicion of association with the AA," External link

voanews Friday, January 18, 2019 8:52:00 PM EAT

Yanghee Lee said : "I remind the government and the (army) that blocking humanitarian access is a serious violation of international humanitarian law," External link

afp-en Friday, January 18, 2019 8:27:00 PM EAT

Yanghee Lee said : “Both sides must take precautions and ensure the protection of civilians,” External link

reliefWeb Friday, January 18, 2019 8:13:00 PM EAT

Yanghee Lee said : “It is unacceptable for the Tatmadaw and the Arakan Army to conduct hostilities in a manner that impact civilians,” External link

reliefWeb Friday, January 18, 2019 8:13:00 PM EAT

Yanghee Lee said : “It is vital that assistance is able to reach those who have fled violence, and the Government must immediately reverse its decision not to allow access to all humanitarian organisations,” “I remind the Government and the Tatmadaw that blocking humanitarian access is a serious violation of international humanitarian law” External link

reliefWeb Friday, January 18, 2019 8:13:00 PM EAT

Yanghee Lee said : “I call on the Government to allow full and unfettered access to the region to allow a free flow of information in the interest of the public,” External link

reliefWeb Friday, January 18, 2019 8:13:00 PM EAT

Yanghee Lee said : “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,” External link

myanmarnews Thursday, January 17, 2019 5:09:00 AM EAT

Yanghee Lee said : “I urge everyone involved to ensure that respect for human rights is front and centre in the run up to the elections, during the elections and after the elections,” External link

frontiermyanmar Wednesday, January 16, 2019 2:33:00 PM EAT

Yanghee Lee said : “It is vital that the elections are conducted in an environment that encourages participation from all sectors of society,” “In the same vein, it is crucial that divisions and tensions are not manipulated for political purposes,” External link

frontiermyanmar Wednesday, January 16, 2019 2:33:00 PM EAT

Yanghee Lee said : “Independent voices are vital and must be included in public debate,” External link

frontiermyanmar Wednesday, January 16, 2019 2:33:00 PM EAT

Yanghee Lee said : “I will continue to meet with people from Myanmar and speak out about human rights issues that occur around the country,” External link

eurasiareview Wednesday, January 16, 2019 7:20:00 AM EAT

Yanghee Lee said : “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,” External link

myanmarnews Tuesday, January 15, 2019 5:57:00 AM EAT

Yanghee Lee said : “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,” External link

mizzima Monday, January 14, 2019 6:20:00 AM EAT

Yanghee Lee said : “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,” External link

reliefWeb Friday, January 11, 2019 5:09:00 PM EAT

Yanghee Lee said : “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,” External link

reliefWeb Friday, January 11, 2019 5:09:00 PM EAT

Yanghee Lee said : “The de facto leader needs to step in — that is what we would expect from any government, to protect everybody within their own jurisdiction,” External link

myanmarnews Thursday, January 10, 2019 5:05:00 PM EAT

Yanghee Lee said : “I’m afraid she has been a role model for everyone, including me, and an angel,” External link

myanmarnews Thursday, January 10, 2019 5:05:00 PM EAT

Yanghee Lee said : "The government is increasingly demonstrating that it has no interest and capacity in establishing a fully functioning democracy where all its people equally enjoy all their rights and freedoms," External link

myanmarnews Sunday, January 6, 2019 10:57:00 AM EAT



Key Titles and Phrases Count Lang Last Seen
investigator15.38%EN10/27/201727/10/2017
envoy38.46%EN07/26/201726/07/2017
un envoy8.79%EN07/26/201726/07/2017
expert7.69%EN07/24/201724/07/2017
special investigator2.20%EN03/14/201714/03/2017
envoy for myanmar9.89%EN03/13/201713/03/2017
un human rights envoy4.40%EN02/21/201721/02/2017
professor1.10%EN02/20/201720/02/2017
united nations human rights envoy3.30%EN01/18/201718/01/2017
un special envoy1.10%EN01/16/201716/01/2017
rapporteur des nations unies1.10%FR11/19/201619/11/2016
rapporteur2.20%FR07/03/201603/07/2016
un human rights investigator4.40%EN06/21/201621/06/2016
Names Lang Count
Yanghee LeeEN89.60%
Yanghee LeeFR9.25%
Yanghee LeePT1.16%


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Myint Thein said ( about Yanghee Lee ) : “Yanghee Lee is a person whom our country doesn’t recognize [as a U.N. special rapporteur],” External link

myanmarnews Thursday, January 24, 2019 3:20:00 AM EAT

Phelim Kine said ( about Yanghee Lee ) : “UN Special Rapporteur Yanghee Lee should extract an unambiguous commitment from the government of Bangladesh that Rohingya refugees won’t face any pressure to return to Myanmar without iron-clad assurances of their safety and that any return is completely voluntary,” External link

reliefWeb Thursday, January 17, 2019 2:09:00 AM EAT

Phelim Kine said ( about Yanghee Lee ) : “UN Special Rapporteur Yanghee Lee needs to take a firm and explicit stand on the obligation of all states to protect the Rohingya from the potentially deadly peril of repatriation or deportation back to Myanmar,” External link

reliefWeb Thursday, January 17, 2019 2:09:00 AM EAT

Phelim Kine added ( about Yanghee Lee ) : “Lee should make clear that until there are substantive moves toward meaningful accountability in Myanmar for the crimes against the Rohingya, neighboring states and the international community must provide all necessary protections and support to that vulnerable minority and not allow them to be re-victimized by their tormentors back in Myanmar,” External link

reliefWeb Thursday, January 17, 2019 2:09:00 AM EAT

Phelim Kine said ( about Yanghee Lee ) : “UN Special Rapporteur Yanghee Lee should extract an unambiguous commitment from the government of Bangladesh that Rohingya refugees won’t face any pressure to return to Myanmar without iron-clad assurances of their safety and that any return is completely voluntary,” External link

physiciansforhumanrights Wednesday, January 16, 2019 9:30:00 PM EAT

Phelim Kine said ( about Yanghee Lee ) : “UN Special Rapporteur Yanghee Lee needs to take a firm and explicit stand on the obligation of all states to protect the Rohingya from the potentially deadly peril of repatriation or deportation back to Myanmar,” External link

physiciansforhumanrights Wednesday, January 16, 2019 9:30:00 PM EAT

Phelim Kine added ( about Yanghee Lee ) : “Lee should make clear that until there are substantive moves toward meaningful accountability in Myanmar for the crimes against the Rohingya, neighboring states and the international community must provide all necessary protections and support to that vulnerable minority and not allow them to be re-victimized by their tormentors back in Myanmar,” External link

physiciansforhumanrights Wednesday, January 16, 2019 9:30:00 PM EAT

Phil Robertson told ( about Yanghee Lee ) : “Yanghee Lee speaks truth to power, has identified real ongoing human rights abuses, and is not going to bend her narrative to appease the Myanmar government’s sensitivities,” External link

eurasiareview Wednesday, January 16, 2019 7:20:00 AM EAT