Burma’s de facto leader Aung San Suu Kyi is arriving at the International Court of Justice at The Hague today, where she will try to defend Burma against accusations the Burmese military has committed genocide against minority Rohingya Muslims. Gambia brought the genocide case to the international court, accusing Burma of trying to “destroy the Rohingya as a group, in whole or in part, by the use of mass murder, rape and other forms of sexual violence.” International aid groups say thousands of Rohingya have been murdered and a quarter of a million have been forced to flee into neighboring Bangladesh. This is Rohingya refugee Jamalida Begum, speaking from Bangladesh.
Jamalida Begum: “Three military personnel raped me. They detained hundreds of our Rohingya women and raped them in front of their children and husbands. We have been demanding justice for all of this. Now we demand the trial of Aung San Suu Kyi in front of the world community.”
Aung San Suu Kyi is a Nobel Peace Prize winner who spent years fighting against the Burmese military, which she is now defending at The Hague.