Alexa Suu Kyi sat frozen in ICJ

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Suu Kyi sat frozen in ICJ

 International Desk

 Published: 08:37 PM, 10 December 2019   Updated: 08:38 PM, 10 December 2019

Photo: Collected

Photo: Collected

International Court of Justice (ICJ) on Tuesday has started hearing on the lawsuit filed by the West African country Gambia against Myanmar for the Rohingya genocide. Before the chief justice at the hearing of the case, Gambia's law minister urged Myanmar to stop the brutal killing of the Rohingya Muslim minority.

Lawyer Abubakar Mari Tambadu is leading the Gambia delegation in court. On the other hand, the Myanmar delegation is led by Nobel laureate Aung San Suu Kyi, the country's democratic leader.

On this day, Aung San Suu Kyi was seen blank while members of the Gambia's advocacy team were discussing Myanmar's brutality in the courtroom.

Dozens of Rohingya were seen outside the court demanding justice for the rally.

Thousands of Suu Kyi supporters were seen in Yangon, Myanmar's commercial capital. Various placards were seen in the hands of the Burmese who came to the rally. Many shouted 'to protect the dignity of the country', 'Stand beside the mother Suu Kyi'.

The Gambia filed a lawsuit against Myanmar in mid-November in the International Court of Justice, the United Nations' highest judicial body in The Netherlands.