The United Nations’ highest court is set to rule on whether to purchase Myanmar to stop what’s been described as a genocidal campaign against the nation’s Rohingya Muslims.
The International Court of Justice heard a case brought on by Gambia on behalf of Muslim countries who accuse Myanmar of all genocide.
At public hearings a month, attorneys for Myanmar’s accusers employed maps, satellite pictures, and picture photos to detail exactly what they call a campaign of rape, murder, and rape amounting to genocide committed by Myanmar’s military.
Suu Kyi, who like Myanmar’s state adviser heads the authorities, had been awarded the 1991 Nobel Peace Prize for championing democracy and human rights under Myanmar’s then-ruling junta.
Buddhist-majority Myanmar has considered the Rohingya to become”Bengalis” out of Bangladesh although their families have lived in the nation for generations. They’re also denied freedom of movement and other fundamental rights.
Back in August 2017, Myanmar’s army launched what it called a clearance effort in northern Rakhine state in reaction to an assault with a Rohingya insurgent group. The effort forced over 700,000 Rohingya to flee to neighboring Bangladesh and led to accusations that security forces committed mass rapes, killings and burnt tens of thousands of houses.
Suu Kyi told police judges in December that the exodus was a tragic effect of the army’s answer to”coordinated and comprehensive armed attacks” by Rohingya insurgents.
She encouraged judges to shed the genocide situation and let Myanmar’s military justice system to take care of any abuses.