• www.aljazeera.com

Nobel Trio: Suu Kyi Responsible For Rohingya 'Genocide'


Three Nobel Peace Prize laureates are urging Myanmar's leader Aung San Suu Kyi, herself a Nobel laureate, to condemn violence against Rohingya refugees or possibly face prosecution for genocide.

1 Mar 2018


Three female Nobel peace laureates have accused Myanmar's de facto leader Aung San Suu Kyi and the military of the "genocide" of Rohingya.


Shirin Ebadi of Iran, Mairead Maguire of Northern Ireland and Tawakkol Karman of Yemen made the accusation during a press conference on Wednesday in Dhaka shortly after visiting Rohingya refugee camps in the southern Bangladeshi district of Cox's Bazar.


The mission of the Nobel Women's Initiative was launched so that the three Nobel laureates could witness the plight of Rohingya women in the squalid refugee camps.


They urged Myanmar's defacto leader Aung San Suu Kyi to condemn the violence against Rohingya refugees or possibly face prosecution for genocide.