[JURIST] A UN rights expert on Saturday urged an independent investigation into sectarian violence taking place in the Myanmar [BBC backgrounder; JURIST news archive] state of Rakhine. After spending a week in Myanmar, the UN's Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights in Myanmar, Tomas Ojea Quintana, warned [AP report] that democratic reforms will not be successful in the country unless the government focuses on human rights in the country. Quintana claimed that Myanmar was suffering as a result...

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