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Myanmar junta slams UN’s ‘one-sided’ human rights claims

The regime has reacted with fury to attempts by the United Nations to establish dialogue between it and its opponents, whom it has vowed to ‘annihilate’

Myanmar’s junta on Tuesday slammed the United Nations’ “one-sided allegations” about its human rights record and said it had received no official communication regarding the recent appointment of a new special envoy to the conflict-torn country.

The Southeast Asian nation has been in turmoil since the military seized power in February 2021, ending a brief democratic experiment and sparking clashes with ethnic rebel groups and anti-coup fighters.

The junta has reacted with fury to attempts by the UN and the Association of Southeast Asian Nations to establish dialogue between it and its opponents, whom it has vowed to “annihilate.”

Last week the United Nations Human Rights Council adopted a resolution slamming “horrific and systematic human rights violations” in Myanmar.

It also criticised the junta’s “stranglehold” on humanitarian assistance, which it said was exacerbating a crisis that has displaced more than 2.5 million people.

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