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    Myanmar's Suu Kyi Refutes Genocide Accusations

    Myanmar's leader and Nobel Peace Prize winner Aung San Suu Kyi told the International Court of Justice that genocide testimony against her nation was "incomplete and incorrect." This comes a day after hearing accounts of atrocities committed against the country's Rohingya Muslim minority, including babies being murdered and girls raped by vigilantes and troops. Suu Kyi allowed that "disproportionate force" may have been used during "cycles of intercommunal violence" that date back to the 1940s.

    Where could this lead? The complaint seeks immediate measures to protect the Rohingya, but it could take years for the court to rule on genocide accusations.

    OZY's profiles Myanmar's mercurial former heroine.

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