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Myanmar Rohingya: Suu Kyi to defend genocide charge at UN court

Myanmar Rohingya: Suu Kyi to defend genocide charge at UN court
Tuesday 10
14:21 2019

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media caption How did this peace icon end up at a genocide trial? Myanmar's leader Aung San Suu Kyi is appearing at the UN International Court of Justice (ICJ) to defend her country against accusations of genocide. The Nobel Peace Prize laureate has heard allegations Myanmar committed atrocities against Muslim Rohingya. Thousands of Rohingya were killed and more than 700,000 fled to neighbouring Bangladesh during an army crackdown in the Buddhist-majority country in 2017. Myanmar has always insisted it was tackling an extremist threat. It marks a remarkable fall from grace for Ms ...

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Summary: The UN's top court is hearing allegations of atrocities committed against the Rohingya people.

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