TDN World Desk: Today Noble Peace Prize winner Aung San Suu Kyi reached The Hague to defend her country, Myanmar, against a genocide case filed by Gambia, a small Muslim country in Africa. In her openning remarks Suu Kyi called the case against Myanmar “incomplete and incorrect”.
Human Rights Watch, United Nations have time and again raised concern over the persecution of Rohingya minority muslims issuing statements. Till now Thousands of Rohingya were killed and more than 700,000 fled to neighbouring Bangladesh during an military crackdown in Buddhist-majority Myanmar in 2017.
Myanmar, however, has always insisted it was tackling an extremist threat in Rakhine state, and Ms Suu Kyi maintained that stance, calling the violence an “internal armed conflict triggered by attacks on police posts”.
The Gambia, a small West African country, on behalf Organization of Islamic Co-operation (OIC), was launched the case against Myanmar at the International Court of Justice (ICJ), the United Nations’s highest court, alleging it violated the 1948 Genocide Convention.
“The Gambia has placed an incomplete and misleading picture of the factual situation in Rakhine state,” Aung San Suu Kyi said at the UN’s to court, Al Jazeera quotes