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20 September, 2019 00:00 00 AM
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Suu Kyi may face prosecution over Myanmar military’s actions

NY Times, Washington
Suu Kyi may face prosecution over Myanmar military’s actions

Myanmar’s civilian leader, a Nobel laureate once extolled as a champion of democracy, could face prosecution for crimes against humanity because of the military’s attacks on Rohingya Muslims and other minority groups, said United Nations investigators.

Their statement on Tuesday was a new sign of how far the leader, Aung San Suu Kyi, had fallen from grace in the three years since she took office, overshadowed by the military’s campaign against the Rohingya.

She was first acclaimed as an icon of the pro-democracy movement in Myanmar, having won the Nobel Peace Prize in 1991 and endured many years of house arrest. Now she has become an international pariah for her government’s response to brutal oppression by Myanmar’s military. In a report to the UN top human rights body in Geneva on Tuesday, a panel of investigators, the Independent International Fact-Finding Mission on Myanmar, said the 660,000 Rohingya people who remain in Myanmar face systematic persecution.

“Myanmar is failing in its obligation to prevent genocide, to investigate genocide and to enact effective legislation criminalising and punishing genocide,” Marzuki Darusman, chairman of the fact-finding mission and a former attorney general of Indonesia, said in a statement.

The policies and practices that laid the basis for the military and allied militia campaigns of 2017 are still in place, he told the Human Rights Council. “Impunity continues. Discrimination continues. Hate speech continues. Persecution continues,” he said.

Myanmar on Tuesday rejected the fact-finding mission’s report as “one-sided allegations” and “misinformation.” Its ambassador to the UN in Geneva, Kyaw Moe Tun, accused the panel of lacking impartiality and said its reporting would cause economic hardship to millions of people.

Since Suu Kyi took office in 2016, she has drawn fierce criticism for failing to challenge the military, known as the Tatmadaw, over its atrocities in Rakhine state, home to many Rohingya Muslims. Critics have also assailed her for the repression of political freedoms.

Yanghee Lee, a UN expert monitoring developments in Myanmar, has said that under Suu Kyi, the list of political prisoners and people facing politically motivated charges has increased in recent years, as has the number of people charged with defaming the military.

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