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Analysis: UN warns of telecom blackout cover for Myanmar military abuses

Myanmar’s army may be committing serious human rights violations under cover of a mobile phone blackout in parts of Rakhine and Chin states in the west of the country, Yanghee Lee, UN special rapporteur on Myanmar, said on Monday.
Lee reported that nine townships had been blacked out, with no media access and serious restrictions on humanitarian organisations. She called on the government to end the mobile internet ban.
“I fear for all civilians there,” Lee said in a statement.

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