Supporters throng streets as Myanmar leader Suu Kyi returns from The Hague

Supporters throng streets as Myanmar leader Suu Kyi returns from The Hague

The Nobel laureate waved as her black car drove slowly past crowds who waved flags, held up pictures of her face and shouted jubilant greetings, Trend reports citing Reuters.

“Mother Suu went to the court on behalf of the country,” local farmer Khin Maung Shwe told Reuters. “Actually the accusation was against the army. But she took the first step of responsibility as a leader of the nation.”

Gambia has accused Myanmar of violating the 1948 Genocide Convention over a military campaign that drove more than 730,000 Rohingya Muslims from Myanmar. It has asked the International Court of Justice to order “provisional measures” to prevent more harm.

Suu Kyi led a team to the Netherlands for three days of hearings, during which she denied genocide and argued the U.N. court should not have jurisdiction.

“Myanmar requests the court to remove the case from its list,” Suu Kyi said on the final day of hearings on Thursday. “In the alternative (the court should) reject the request for provisional measures submitted by the Gambia.”

The Nobel Peace Prize laureate’s surprise decision to attend the hearings in person has dealt a further blow to her tarnished international reputation.

Suu Kyi was long feted in the West as a champion of human rights and democracy, and was a high-profile political prisoner during 15 years of house arrest for her opposition to Myanmar’s then ruling military junta.

But her stance on the Rohingya issue has seen her stripped of many awards, calls for the Nobel committee to revoke her peace prize and strong criticism from former celebrity supporters and other organizations.

At home however, Suu Kyi, the daughter of Myanmar’s founding father Aung San, is still revered by many.

The proceedings in the Hague have galvanized supporters, who have staged rallies across the country chanting “Stand with Suu Kyi” and waving flags.

Thousands of supporters of Myanmar leader Aung San Suu Kyi thronged the streets of the capital Naypyitaw on Saturday to celebrate her arrival back from The Hague, where she defended the country against genocide charges.

Georgia eyes producing Kombucha natural drink
Georgia eyes producing Kombucha natural drink
Uzbekistan to build large business center in Tashkent region
Uzbekistan to build large business center in Tashkent region
Turkmenistan to start second stage of cement plant construction in Lebap region
Turkmenistan to start second stage of cement plant construction in Lebap region
Loading Bars
Latest
AZAL and Belavia to perform codeshare flights on Baku-Minsk route
Newly-appointed WB's Uzbekistan country manager begins work
EBRD unveils proposal to be majority green bank by 2025
Georgia purchases more rapid COVID-19 tests under WB project
Azerbaijan sees growth in average monthly pension in 1H2020
Iran seeks to develop Sistan & Balouchestan province infrastructure
Data on cargo transshipment from Egypt via ports of Turkey since early 2020 revealed
Azerbaijan Railways increases freight transportation
Kazakhstan’s KAZAKH INVEST, AEB define main cooperation areas
Israeli private tech firms raised $2.5 billion in second quarter
Russia's central bank says non-performing loans growth to fall in June
UK raises threshold on property purchase tax to boost housing market after COVID
New Istanbul Airport reveals data on passenger traffic
Transshipment of goods from Spain via Turkish ports revealed
Turkmenistan, Russia's St.Petersburg share proposals for new exports
Kazakhstan’s Oil Construction Company to buy pipes via tender
Azerbaijan raises subsidies for spring sowing of crops
Ireland may cut tax on business in stimulus plan
Apple expands independent repair shop program to Europe, Canada
Turkey unveils five-month volume of cargo transshipment via BOTAS port
Spanish Ibertest to modernize Turkmen Railways
Two policemen killed in roadside blast in Mogadishu
Volume of loaded, unloaded cargo at Iran’s Eastern railway stations increases
IMF head urges pandemic response that tackles climate crisis
Huawei: U.S. sanctions have no immediate impact on UK 5G supplies
Azerbaijan’s Azerenergy implementing reactive power compensation project
Gazelle Fund LP continues to invest in Georgian SMEs with high growth potential
Spanish Ibertest interested in expanding co-op with Turkmenistan
Baku textile factory increases production volumes of women's clothing
Official talks COVID-19 possibly affecting Kazakhstan's Tengiz field operations
Israel central bank's Abir says buying corporate bonds to prevent layoffs
Prevent infection by means of “e-Tabib”!
Volume of five-month cargo transshipment via Turkey's Cesme port disclosed
Iran's Shazand Oil Refining Company opens tender to buy various equipment
Iran announces number of enterprises launched in West Azerbaijan Province
Azerbaijan getting closer to achieving goals of Fourth Industrial Revolution
Turkmenistan’s oil output to rise in 2020, says EIA
Georgian citizens returning from EU to undergo mandatory quarantine
Enrollees choosing UNEC will be able to get two diplomas in 4 years
Day record takes Romania's coronavirus cases over 30,000
Turkey announces volume of cargo transshipment from Georgia via its ports
Turkmenistan supports OSCE recommendations on national minorities affairs
Iran discloses value of exports via Arvand Free Trade Zone
Georgia eyes producing Kombucha natural drink
Iran's COVID-19 deathtoll surpasses 12,000
Kazakhstan to apply innovative technology in Karaganda's coal industry
Teams participating in EuroCups allowed to train in Azerbaijani districts upon certain rules
Uzbekistan renews WTO accession negotiations after long-year suspension
Kazakhstan working to resume flights on more int'l routes
Iran reveals info on manufactured equipment spare parts for oil, gas sector
German exports to fall by 15% in 2020
Tesla China sold 14,954 Model 3 vehicles in June, up 35% on the month
Georgia to open its borders to 5 countries
Georgians allowed to enter Montenegro without restrictions
Kazakh coal extracting venture to buy spare parts for equipment via tender
Kazakhstan's export to Israel down twofold
Iran's decision to ban mobile phone imports affects local market
Nokia shares fall on concerns over potential loss of Verizon business
Capacity of Chabahar Port in Iran increases
Thailand expects to delay plans for 'travel bubble' on virus worries
Azerbaijani president makes phone call to UN secretary-general
Prices on Azerbaijani oil increase
Price of gold grows in Azerbaijan on July 8
UAE significantly raises import of Kazakh-made goods
Amount of funds trading at NIMA exchange rate in Iran announced
Amazon India's unit gets $308 million in fresh funds from parent
Iran discloses volume of investments in ports of Mazandaran Province
Azerbaijani currency rates for July 8
Uzbek public procurement winners to be obliged to name their owners, beneficiaries
EIA: Kazakhstan's actual oil output volume exceeds forecast
Iran reveals number of metal products’ manufacturing volume
Global oil demand to exceed supply in second half of 2020
Georgia detects 5 new cases of COVID-19
Kazakh coal extracting venture to buy pipes via tender
OPEC’s output may drop to lowest level since November 1991
French economy seen rebounding 19% in third quarter, 3% in fourth quarter
Armenia violates ceasefire with Azerbaijan 78 times
ADY Container: Azerbaijan sees growth in rail freight transportation
Oil edges lower as U.S. inventory build stokes supply fears
EIA lowers forecasts for Azerbaijan’s oil output
Death toll from NLC India boiler blast rises to 13
Iranian currency rates for July 8
Volume of Baku's trade turnover drops
Azerbaijan talks perspectives of renewable energy projects in private sector
Japan minister again says no need for new emergency for coronavirus
UNESCO ready to develop tourism cooperation with Iran
52 migrants allowed to disembark in Malta
EIB’s involvement in Azerbaijan focused on social and economic infrastructure
Georgia sees decrease in unemployment rate in 1Q2020
Number of COVID-19 recoveries rises in Kazakhstan
Turkey's export of steel to China spikes
Colombia coronavirus lockdown extended until Aug. 1
PMs of Italy, Portugal call for "ambition to attack the crisis"
EU predicts "deeper recession" in 2020 than expected
Zimbabwean president fires health minister over corruption scandal
600 new COVID-19 infections recorded in Qatar
Possibility of airborne transmission of COVID-19 cannot be ruled out: WHO expert
Global COVID-19 deaths surpass 540,000: Johns Hopkins University
Fed policymakers see economy plateauing, risks ahead
WHO acknowledges 'evidence emerging' of airborne spread of COVID-19
All news