The Gambian government is not doing anything to denounce the treatment of Rohingya by Burma. As a prelude to the opening of the first hearing of the Banjul case against the Burmese authorities before the International Court of Justice, the Gambian Minister of Justice does not hesitate to compare the treatment of the Muslim minority with the Rwandan genocide of 1994.
« I see this as a responsibility, not only to my own people here in this country but also to those who can not speak. Our experience here in this country for more than 22 years of brutal dictatorship has taught us to use our voice to condemn the oppression of others. We know very well what it feels like to be unable to tell his story to the world, to explain his pain in the hope that someone will hear it and help you. And we do not want others to endure our suffering, « said Abubacarr Tambadou, Gambian Minister of Justice.
Gambia, a majority Muslim state, has filed a complaint on behalf of 57 member countries of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC), accusing Burma of violating the 1948 Genocide Convention.
Surprisingly, Aung San Suu Kyi, Nobel Peace Prize winner for leading the non-violent opposition to the military dictatorship and de facto head of the Burmese government, announced that she would lead a delegation to The Hague to « defend the « national interest » of Burma.