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Fall from grace: Aung San Suu Kyi defends Myanmar against genocide charge

Today on Front Burner, Mark Farmaner of The Burma Campaign U.K. on Aung San Suu Kyi, a woman he once revered for her human rights heroism, but who he now considers an apologist for genocide.
Myanmar's State Counsellor Aung San Suu Kyi will appear at the Hague to address the accusations of genocide against the government of Myanmar. (Hwee Young/EPA-EFE)

Aung San Suu Kyi won the Nobel Peace Prize for her struggle for freedom and democracy in Myanmar.

But now — as the current leader of her country — she's in The Hague, before the International Court of Justice, defending her regime against charges of genocide against Myanmar's Rohingya Muslim population.

Today, on Front Burner, Mark Farmaner of the Burma Campaign U.K., brings us the story of the violent attacks against the Rohingya and why a once-revered human rights icon is now being called an apologist for ethnic violence.

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