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Human Rights Day: Rohingya widow files first complaint in Myanmar seeking $2 million from the government

Gender Equality & GBV - Rohingya Crisis

On Thursday 10 December 2020, International Human Rights Day, LAW and international law firm McDermott, Will and Emery, submitted a complaint to the Myanmar National Human Rights Commission (the Commission) on behalf of Setara Begum, whose husband was one of ten men unlawfully executed by Tatmadaw soldiers as part of the ‘Inn Din Massacre.’ The complaint argues that failings in the investigation, and the pardon and early-release of those convicted, is a violation of Setara’s rights as a widow.

The complaint requests that the Commission recommend significant compensation be made, seeking $2 million, reflecting the serious violation of her human rights.

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