U.N. rights chief slams Myanmar monk for 'sexist' remarks

January 21, 2015 5:47 PM

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U.N. rights chief slams Myanmar monk for 'sexist' remarks

United Nations human rights chief Zeid Ra'ad Al Hussein sharply criticized a prominent Myanmar monk on Wednesday for what he said were sexist and abusive public comments about a U.N. special rapporteur.

According to the website of Irrawaddy magazine, the Buddhist monk U Wirathu condemned human rights rapporteur Yanghee Lee at a public rally on Friday held to denounce a recent U.N. General Assembly vote calling for minority Rohingya Muslims to be granted citizenship in the country, also known as Bur...

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