/ 17 August 2022

A high-profile visit to Myanmar

Image caption: Getty
Image caption: Getty

Noeleen Heyzer, the United Nations’ special envoy to Myanmar, is making a rare visit to the strife-torn country. Reports say she will meet with Myanmar’s military leader General Min Aung Hlaing and senior ministers to ” address the deteriorating situation and immediate concerns”. That is likely to include the recent execution of pro-democracy campaigners and the ongoing poor treatment of ousted civilian leader Aung San Suu Kyi and others detained. Another 6 years were added to her 11-year jail sentence yesterday after she was found guilty of further corruption charges in a closed trial despite her denials. Analysts say the military is going hard on her to legitimise their power ahead of an election promised next year. 

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