Burma on Monday urged the U.N.’s highest court to drop a genocide case brought against it by The Gambia for alleged persecution of Rohingya Muslims.
Gambia dragged Burma before the International Court of Justice in 2019.
The Buddhist-majority country is accused of genocide against the Rohingya Muslim minority after a bloody 2017 military crackdown.
When the case opened in December of 2019, Aung San Suu Kyi AUNG SAAN SUU CHI represented Burma at the Hague-based court.
She was ousted as the country’s civilian leader in a military coup last year.
The Nobel peace laureate faced criticism from rights groups for her involvement in the case.
She is now under house arrest and on trial by the same generals she defended in The Hague.