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Myanmar's Suu Kyi arrives at Hague court for genocide hearing

REUTERS | Published: December 10, 2019 15:16:57 | Updated: December 12, 2019 11:12:16


Myanmar's leader Aung San Suu Kyi arrives at the International Court of Justice (ICJ), ahead of hearings in a case filed by Gambia against Myanmar alleging genocide against the minority Muslim Rohingya population, in The Hague, Netherlands December 10, 2019. Reuters

Myanmar's leader Aung San Suu Kyi arrived at the UN's International Court of Justice on Tuesday to defend her country over charges of genocide against its Rohingya Muslim minority.

Gambia launched proceedings against the Buddhist-majority Myanmar in November, accusing it of violating its obligations under the 1948 Genocide Convention. It is only the third genocide case filed at the court since World War Two.

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