U.N. Rapporteur: Myanmar Crisis ‘Has Been Forgotten’
Two years after the coup, the world has moved on, but many Burmese can’t.
In the days leading up to the 2021 coup in Myanmar, Tom Andrews spent his time assuring people that a coup was not actually going to happen. Andrews, the United Nations special rapporteur on the situation of human rights in Myanmar, was making dinner at his home outside Washington when Myanmar’s military launched a coup on Feb. 1, 2021, overthrowing the nascent civilian-led government and plunging the country into a new period characterized by widespread violence.
Liam Scott is a former intern at Foreign Policy. Twitter: @liamjscott
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