Aung San Suu Kyi will defend Myanmar in the Hague

Myanmar's leader will on Tuesday defend Myanmar against accusations that the country is behind the genocide of the rohingya. There is a lot at stake, Aung Sa

Aung San Suu Kyi will defend Myanmar in the Hague

Myanmar's leader will on Tuesday defend Myanmar against accusations that the country is behind the genocide of the rohingya.

There is a lot at stake, Aung San Suu Kyi, when she Tuesday to defend his country against charges of genocide by The International Court of justice in the Hague in the Netherlands.

The former pro-democracy campaigner Aung San Suu Kyi, who is now the Myanmar council of state and senior civilian leader, has many domestic well-wishers but also of many foreign opponents.

When she Sunday, arrived to the Hague, there was great støttedemonstrationer for her in Myanmar's capital, Naypyidaw.

But in the Hague is mood another. Monday called, among other activists in the organization to Rid the Rohingya Coalition for global boycott of Myanmar.

According to the organization's 30 organizations in ten different countries are ready to follow the call to put "economic, cultural, diplomatic and political pressure on Myanmar".

Aung San Suu Kyi has in the past been a celebrated icon defied Myanmar's military in the fight for freedom. It meant that she in 1991 was awarded the Nobel peace prize.

Since 2016, she has been at the forefront of Myanmar, as the country's civilian leader. And now she is on trial and must defend Myanmar against charges of genocide.

the Events, now leader Aung San Suu Kyi to the Hague, began in 2017.

Then beat Myanmar down hard on the rohingya, a stateless people, the majority of whom are muslims. They live mainly in Myanmar, Pakistan and Bangladesh.

According to Myanmar was the militant rohingya begun to attack the large number of police checkpoints and checkpoints in western Myanmar.

It was around 730.000 rohingya were fleeing Burma for Bangladesh in august 2017.

According to the UN, it happened as a result of a's military campaign, which had genocide in mind.

But the accusation rejects Myanmar. Aung San Suu Kyi has said, that it is the terrorists who are behind "an iceberg of misinformation".

the Case is now at The International Court of justice in the Hague, which is a UN court, where the states may accuse other states.

In this case it is the Gambia, who accuses Myanmar of the crime of genocide. It is happening on behalf of 57 countries in The Organisation of Islamic cooperation (OIC).

/ritzau/Reuters

Updated Date: 10 December 2019, 09:00

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