Aung San Suu Kyi’s Hague Performance Impresses Few Beyond Myanmar Loyalists

Leader Aung San Suu Kyi came up short in defending Myanmar before the U.N.’s top court this week on genocide charges for the army’s brutal expulsion of Rohingya Muslims, Myanmar and international legal experts said Friday, while her supporters defended her performance.

The case, launched by the West African nation of Gambia, charges that the military-led crackdown on the Rohingya in northern Rakhine state August 2017, which killed thousands and forced more than 740,000 others to flee to safety in neighboring Bangladesh, amounted to genocide. It called on the International Court of Justice in The Hague to order provisional measures to prevent further violence against the minority group.

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