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Suu Kyi to defend Myanmar over Rohingya crisis at international court

Suit filed by Islamic organization to be heard in The Hague.

Myanmar's de facto leader Aung San Suu Kyi is set to deny accusations of persecution of the Rohingya people when she appears at the U.N.'s highest court. (Photo by Shinya Sawai)

YANGON -- State Counselor Aung San Suu Kyi of Myanmar will next week attend a hearing in The Hague in an apparent attempt to defend her country against accusations of persecuting the Muslim minority Rohingya people.

The three-day hearing will be held from Dec. 10 by the International Court of Justice, the United Nations' highest court, on a suit filed by Gambia on behalf of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation on Nov. 11, alleging that Myanmar's cleanup operations against armed Rohingya rebels since October 2016 have violated the U.N. anti-genocide treaty banning violence against a specific group with the end goal of eliminating it. More than 700,000 Rohingya Muslims have fled Myanmar to its neighbor Bangladesh as a result.

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