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UN to probe Myanmar Rohingya violence after shocking tale of drowned child

YANGON: As the image of Mohammed Shohayet, 16-month-old, lied face down on a river bank, drowned while trying to escape the persecution of Rohingyas in Rakhine State by fleeing to Bangladesh shocked the world, the United Nations on Friday said its human rights envoy for Myanmar will probe escalating violence in the country, including a military crackdown on Rohingya Muslims, when she visits next week. UN special rapporteur Yanghee Lee's 12-day trip, starting on Monday, will also take her to Kachin state, where thousands…