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Myanmar’s Suu Kyi heads to ICJ for genocide showdown

WorldNews Tuesday, 10 December 2019
Myanmar’s Suu Kyi heads to ICJ for genocide showdownNobel peace laureate Aung San Suu Kyi is set Tuesday to personally defend Myanmar in The Hague against accusations of genocide, in a remarkable fall from grace for the woman once hailed as a rights icon. Myanmar’s civilian leader will appear at the International Court of Justice (ICJ) as Myanmar disputes claims that it tried to exterminate minority Rohingya Muslims in a 2017 military crackdown. The west African state of Gambia has launched the first bid to bring Myanmar to international justice over the bloodshed, accusing the southeast Asian nation of breaching the 1948 Genocide Convention. Protests by opponents and supporters are expected outside the United...
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Aung San Suu Kyi arrived at the International Court of Justice in The Hague on Tuesday to defend Myanmar against accusations of genocide against Rohingya Muslims. Opposing her is Gambia's Justice Minister Abubacarr Tambadou, who spent ten years prosecuting perpetrators of another devastating loss of...

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