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The names of State Counselor Aung San Suu Kyi and former President U Hin Kyaw were included in an application submitted by an Argentine prosecutor to the court on June 28, seeking arrest warrants for military leaders involved in the genocide against the Rohingya, according to a statement issued by the Myanmar-Rohingya Association UK.

Last year, in 2023, the Burmese-Rohingya Association UK called for action against Myanmar’s military leaders for their role in the Rohingya genocide. This was initially submitted to an Argentine court in December, and a follow-up submission was made by the prosecutor yesterday.

Although the prosecutor included the names of Daw Aung San Suu Kyi and former President U Tin Kyaw in the application, U Tun Khin, chairman of the Burmese-Rohingya Association, expressed doubts about their prosecution.

β€œAs far as we know, the court is unlikely to consider the current political situation in Myanmar. Daw Suu and President U Tin Kyaw are not part of our request for arrest warrants. Our focus is on the top military leaders,” he stated.

The court’s investigation did not find Aung San Suu Kyi involved, according to Association President U Tun Khin, who also noted that witnesses were obtained.

The list of military leaders for whom arrest warrants are being sought includes General Min Aung Hlaing, the chief architect of the Rohingya genocide; Deputy Chief of Staff Lieutenant General Soe Win; Lt. Gen. Aung Kyaw Zo, commander of the No. 3 Operation Special Team; General Maung Maung Soe, Commander of the Western Military Division; Brigadier General Aung Aung, Commander of the No. 33 Infantry Battalion; Police officer Kyaw Chey; and village chairman U Aung San Mya.

U Tun Khin also mentioned that the Argentine court may issue arrest warrants for these military leaders this year.

β€œThe court mentioned it could take at least two months, but I think it might be around three months. If the court issues an arrest warrant, it will be sent to the International Police Federation, and then to ASEAN, Europe, the USA, the UK, Middle Eastern countries, and Western countries. Min Aung Hlaing will have to stay in the country and will find it difficult to travel abroad,” he explained.

In November 2020, Gambia sued Myanmar for genocide against the Rohingya, filing a complaint with the International Court of Justice (ICJ), the highest court of the United Nations.

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