Suu Kyi has made herself the face of a murderous regime

The Myanmar leader’s decision to appear at the International Court of Justice makes her the public face of a regime which has presided over atrocities against the Rohingya people

15th December, 2019
Suu Kyi has made herself the face of a murderous regime
Aung San Suu Kyi Appears In International Court Of Justice On Genocide Of Rohingya People. Picture: Getty

Myanmar’s leader Aung San Suu Kyi gave evidence last week before the International Court of Justice in the Hague as part of a three-day hearing to consider genocide charges against her country. They arise from military operations in 2017 that led to more than 750,000 Rohingya Muslims fleeing their homes.

The Rohingya are wrongly portrayed as illegal Bengali immigrants whose home is not Myanmar but Bangladesh. This is accompanied by a generally negative view of...

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