Suu Kyi did not want to talk about abuse

World December 27, 2017 13:48

new york - Myanmar leader Aung San Suu Kyi has refused to talk to a high UN official about sexual violence against Rohingya women. This was reported by The Guardian, who had an internal memo about the meeting.

Pramila Patten, the UN envoy for sexual violence in conflict areas, visited Myanmar on a multi-day visit in December. She concluded afterwards disappointed that Suu Kyi, winner of the Nobel Peace Prize, was unwilling to hold a 'substantive discussion' about reports that security forces and militias are guilty of sexual violence on a large scale.

Patten and state adviser Suu Kyi sat around the table for about 45 minutes. The UN envoy called the meeting last week in a letter to Secretary General António Guterres a 'courtesy visit. 'Other senior Myanmar officials later told Patten that reports of atrocities were' exaggerated 'and' manufactured by the international community. '

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