Suu Kyi denies Myanmar genocide allegations at top UN court

Former pro-democracy symbol Aung San Suu Kyi has defended Myanmar’s armed forces against genocide allegations over its crackdown on the country’s Rohingya minority. The testimony by Suu Kyi, the 1991 Nobel Peace Prize winner, took center stage Wednesday at the International Court of Justice. She was defending the army that kept her under house arrest for some 15 years. Suu Kyi claimed a Myanmar army battle with insurgents “tragically” caused hundreds of thousands of Muslim Rohingya to flee to Bangladesh. Her legal team says the genocide convention does not apply. Gambia, acting on behalf of Muslim countries, wants the court to halt the violence.