Myanmar’s Suu Kyi heads to ICJ for genocide

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Come and answer about Rohingya Muslims genocide

Seven Nobel peace laureates have called on Myanmar leader Aung San Suu Kyi to confess the crimes committed against Rohingya Muslims and hold the country’s army commanders responsible.

The case before the International Court of Justice (ICJ) in The Hague relates to a harsh counterinsurgency campaign waged by the Myanmar military against members of the country’s Muslim Rohingya community in August 2017 in response to an insurgent attack.

West African country Gambia filed the case at the ICJ on behalf of the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation.

The case alleges that Myanmar’s actions against the Rohingya are genocidal in character because they are intended to destroy the Rohingya group in whole or in part. Myanmar has strongly denied the charges but says it stands ready to take action against wrong-doers if there is sufficient evidence.

In the statement published on the website of the Nobel Women’s Initiative, Shirin Ebadi (Iran), Leyah Gbowee (Liberia), Tawakkol Karman (Yemen), Mairead Maguire (Ireland), Rigoberta Menchú Tum (Guatemala), Jody Williams (United States), and Kailash Satyarthi (India) called for holding Suu Kyi accountable.

“We call on Aung San Suu Kyi, a Nobel Peace Prize recipient, to publicly acknowledge the crimes, including genocide, committed against the Rohingya,” the statement read.

“We are deeply concerned that instead of condemning these crimes, Aung San Suu Kyi is actively denying that these atrocities even occurred.

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