Aung San Suu Kyi Asks ICJ to Drop Genocide Case Against Burma

HeadlineDec 13, 2019

Burma’s de facto leader Aung San Suu Kyi has asked the International Court of Justice at The Hague to drop the genocide case against Burma.

Aung San Suu Kyi: “Myanmar requests the court to remove the case from its list; in the alternative, to reject the request for the indication of provisional measures submitted by the Gambia.”

During the international court hearings, the former Nobel Peace Prize winner repeatedly tried to deny the Burmese military has carried out genocide against the Muslim Rohingya, although she never once used the word Rohingya during her speeches. The Burmese military killed and raped thousands of Rohingya and forced more than 700,000 to flee into neighboring Bangladesh in a brutal army crackdown in 2017.

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