UN / MYANMAR UPDATE

02-Dec-2022 00:01:13
A UN spokesperson said, “Volker Türk, the High Commissioner for Human Rights, today expressed shock that more than 130 people have now been sentenced to death by military courts behind closed doors in Myanmar.” UNIFEED
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STORY: UN / MYANMAR UPDATE
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DATELINE: 02 DECEMBER 2022, NEW YORK CITY / FILE
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02 DECEMBER 2022, NEW YORK CITY

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3. SOUNDBITE (English) Stéphane Dujarric, Spokesperson for the Secretary-General, United Nations: “Volker Türk, the High Commissioner for Human Rights, today expressed shock that more than 130 people have now been sentenced to death by military courts behind closed doors in Myanmar, and that is since the launched of the coup last year. At least seven university students were sentenced to death by a military court on November 30th.”
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5. SOUNDBITE (English) Stéphane Dujarric, Spokesperson for the Secretary-General, United Nations: “There are reports of as many as four additional death sentences being issued against youth activists. The UN Human Rights Office is seeking clarification of this information.”
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7. SOUNDBITE (English) Stéphane Dujarric, Spokesperson for the Secretary-General, United Nations: “The UN Refugee Agency and humanitarian partners said that they are observing a dramatic increase in the number of people attempting perilous crossings of the Andaman Sea this year. Some 1,920 people, mostly Rohingya, travelled by sea from January to November, from Myanmar and Bangladesh, compared to only 287 last year. That is a more than sixfold increase.”
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A UN spokesperson said, “Volker Türk, the High Commissioner for Human Rights, today expressed shock that more than 130 people have now been sentenced to death by military courts behind closed doors in Myanmar.”

Speaking to reporters today (2 Dec) in New York, UN Spokesperson for the Secretary-General, Stéphane Dujarric, added that in Myanmar, “at least seven university students were sentenced to death by a military court on November 30th.”

Dujarric also mentioned that the UN Refugee Agency (UNHCR) and humanitarian partners are observing a “dramatic” increase in the number of people attempting perilous crossings of the Andaman Sea this year.

According to the Spokesperson, some 1,920 people travelled by sea from January to November, from Myanmar and Bangladesh, compared to only 287 last year.

Dujarric also noted that UNHCR warned that attempts at these journeys are exposing people to grave risks and fatal consequences.
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