Myanmar junta may scapegoat insurgents to ‘rain hell’ on civilians, warns UN rights expert

Apr 1, 2021 | INVESTING

Any sort of coordinated militia action by Myanmar’s insurgents against the junta will provide the military rulers with the perfect foil to launch an all-out attack that would “rain down hell” on innocent civilians, a top UN rights investigator has warned.More than 500 unarmed civilians have been killed by security forces in daily protests since the February 1 coup, and Thomas Andrews, the UN special rapporteur on human rights in Myanmar, predicted that the figure would “increase exponentially”…

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