Wed 20 Nov 2019
„The Burmese leader, once an icon of democracy but now tainted by her association with what UN investigators have described as crimes against humanity, will lead a delegation to the international court of justice (ICJ) next month.
This month the Gambia lodged a 46-page application to the UN’s highest court alleging Myanmar had carried out mass murder, rape and destruction of communities in Rakhine state, including against Rohingya people. Public hearings in the case will be held from 10 to 12 December.
More than 700,000 members of the Rohingya community, a minority Muslim group, have fled Rakhine state since October 2016, when the Gambia alleges that Burmese security forces commenced so-called clearance operations after attacks by militants on several police outposts.“ (…)