Threatened U.N. rights envoy confident Myanmar will protect her

March 18, 2015 1:32 PM

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GENEVA (Reuters) - A U.N. human rights investigator said on Wednesday she expects Myanmar to guarantee her security, despite failing to censure a radical Buddhist monk who called her a "whore" and incited his followers against her.

Yanghee Lee, U.N. special rapporteur on human rights in Myanmar, has angered the country's government by criticizing its restrictions on political freedom and by demanding citizenship rights for the Rohingya Muslim minority in Rakhine state.

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