Myanmar’s former pro-democracy icon Aung San Suu Kyi on Wednesday denied the armed forces dedicated genocide towards the Rohingya minority, telling the UN’s high courtroom the exodus of a whole bunch of hundreds of Muslims was the unlucky results of a battle with insurgents.
Suu Kyi denied allegations the military had killed civilians, raped girls and torched homes in 2017 in what Myanmar’s accusers describe as a deliberate marketing campaign of ethnic cleaning and genocide that noticed greater than 700,00 Rohingya flee to neighbouring Bangladesh.
She mentioned the allegations stem from “an inside armed battle began by co-ordinated and complete armed assaults … to which Myanmar’s defence providers responded. Tragically, this armed battle led to the exodus of a number of hundred thousand Muslims.”
Her look on the Worldwide Courtroom of Justice (ICJ) was hanging in that Suu Kyi was defending the very armed forces that had stored her underneath home arrest for about 15 years. She was awarded the 1991 Nobel Peace Prize in absentia for championing democracy and rights underneath Myanmar’s then-ruling junta. A small group of her supporters gathered Wednesday outdoors The Hague-based courtroom.
Suu Kyi advised the courtroom the African nation of Gambia, which introduced the authorized motion towards Myanmar on behalf of the 57-country Group of Islamic Cooperation, had offered “an incomplete and deceptive factual image” of what occurred in Myanmar’s northern Rakhine state in August 2017.