14 March, 2018
Yeehang Lee's comments follow the release of images by the human rights group Amnesty International.
Myanmar's government today rejected two reports presented to the UN Human Rights Council that concluded it committed extreme human rights violations, probably amounting to crimes under global law, in its repression of several minority groups.
They also said any attempt to deny the atrocities being committed in Kachin, Shan and Rakhine states was "untenable", and pushed for an independent body to start collecting evidence to prosecute those responsible at the International Criminal Court (ICC).
Escalating violence has forced more than 650,000 Rohingya Muslims to flee across the border to Bangladesh, in what the UN's human rights chief has described as a "a textbook example of ethnic cleansing".
Kept out of Rakhine, Darusman's team went to Bangladesh, Thailand, and Malaysia to interview more than 600 refugees.
However, few people outside Myanmar accept the government's account of the Rohingya mass exodus, and the issue has tarnished the reputation of Aung San Suu Kyi, who received the Nobel Peace Prize for her decades of opposition to brutal rule by the same military now accused of committing atrocities in Rakhine.
The report expressed concern over a spike in reported human rights violations in the region that have resulted in significant displacement of population, further exacerbating a "longstanding humanitarian crisis".
Myanmar argues that its "clearance operation" is a counter-insurgency in response to deadly attacks by Rohingya militants, and last week demanded the United Nations provide "clear evidence" of atrocities against the Rohingya.
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Investigators also found that a certain social-media platform - it rhymes with lace hook - had a hand in helping spread hate speech in Myanmar and fuel unrest.
"Everything is done through Facebook in Myanmar", Ms Lee said in Geneva yesterday, using the alternative name for Burma.
But Myanmar's government rejected the legitimacy of the reports.
Social media has "substantively contributed to the level of acrimony and dissension and conflict", Darusman told reporters on March 12.
Noting that Rohingya Muslims have been killed, tortured, raped, burnt alive and humiliated, Dieng said: "Let us be clear: worldwide crimes were committed in Myanmar".
UN Myanmar investigator Yanghee Lee said the government used Facebook to disseminate information to the public. Dieng said Myanmar had made "no genuine efforts" to ensure those who returned were guaranteed freedom and safety.
When asked whether the platform was good or bad for the emerging democracy, United Nations special rapporteur Yanghee Lee told reporters it was both but had incited "a lot of violence and a lot of hatred against the Rohingya or other ethnic minorities".