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UKHIA: From squalid refugee camps in Bangladesh, Rohingya who fled a brutal Myanmar military crackdown are calling on Aung San Suu Kyi to acknowledge the mass atrocities as she defends her country against genocide charges at the UN’s top court.
The Nobel peace laureate arrived Tuesday at the International Court of Justice in The Hague to lead the defence against claims brought by Gambia that Myanmar’s military tried to systematically wipe out the Muslim minority in 2017.
The violence sparked a mass exodus of some 740,000 Rohingya to refugee settlements in Bangladesh border towns, where survivors are still haunted by the rape and murder of loved ones by soldiers and vigilante mobs.
“Suu Kyi cannot deny anything. The international community must listen to our voice because we are the real victims,” Sayed Ulla, a Rohingya leader, told AFP at one of the camps.
“I want to see the convicts go to the gallows. They killed us mercilessly. I won’t get back my family,” added widow Saida Khatun, who witnessed her parents, husband and three children being slaughtered.
“Only seeing them (perpetrators) being punished for their deeds will make me happy.”


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