the UNITED states has blacklisted four of Myanmar's military leaders in the so far toughest sanction against the country.
Myanmar's former pro-democracy campaigner Aung San Suu Kyi sat motionless in a courtroom in the Hague on Tuesday, as witnesses and victims told of mass rape, knivdrab on children and the burning of families in their home during an alleged genocide against the rohingya.
The three-day long trial in the Hague for alleged genocide in Myanmar, takes place 28 years after Aung San Suu Kyi's son on behalf of his mother accepted the Nobel peace prize in Oslo.
Now the former demokratiikon respond to allegations of widespread human rights abuses.
Aung San Suu Kyi was at the hearing in the UN's top court, The International Court of justice (ICJ), wearing a traditional burmese garb.
She sat passively and without a show of emotion, and listened to the charges against her country. Suu Kyi is expected first to make a statement in court Wednesday.
the Case against Myanmar is raised by the Gambia on behalf of the 57 muslim countries of the Organization of islamic cooperation (OIC).
the Gambia has demanded that the international court of justice immediately shall ensure that Myanmar stops the ethnic cleansing, which has claimed thousands of civilian lives and the drive 740.000 members of the muslim community on the run.
During Tuesday's hearing at the U.S. announced that it Tuesday has blacklisted four of Myanmar's military leaders - including army commander - in the so far toughest sanction against alleged violations of human rights in the operations against the rohingya and other minorities.
the US treasury department announced the sanctions are targeted against the military head, Min Aung Hlaing, his deputy commander Soe Win and against the two leaders of the infantry divisions, Than Oo and Aung Aung.
Everything in the Gambia is asking, is that you ask Myanmar to stop the senseless killings, said gambia's minister of justice, Abubacarr Tambadou, in his opening statement.
/ritzau/ReutersUpdated Date: 10 December 2019, 17:01