U Ko Ni, a Prominent Muslim Lawyer in Myanmar, Is Fatally Shot

Police and security officers guarding the scene where U Ko Ni, a prominent Muslim lawyer and adviser to Myanmar’s leader, was fatally shot on Sunday at Yangon International Airport Credit Nyein Chan Naing/European Pressphoto Agency

YANGON, Myanmar — U Ko Ni, a prominent human rights lawyer and a legal adviser to Myanmar’s leader, Daw Aung San Suu Kyi, was fatally shot at Yangon International Airport on Sunday.

Mr. Ko Ni, 65, a Muslim and a member of the ruling National League for Democracy, was returning from Indonesia with about 20 other government officials and civic leaders, who had traveled there as part of a government-organized trip to discuss democracy and conflict resolution.

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