Myanmar leader Suu Kyi ‘should resign

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The outgoing UN human rights chief says Myanmar’s de-facto leader Aung San Suu Kyi should have resigned over the military’s violent campaign against the Rohingya Muslim minority last year.

Zeid Ra’ad al Hussein told the BBC the Nobel Peace prize winner should have considered returning to house arrest rather than excusing the military.

What has Aung Sun Suu Kyi said?

While it is acknowledged that Ms Suu Kyi does not control the military, she has faced international pressure to condemn the army’s alleged brutality.

For decades, she was hailed as the heroine of the human rights community – most notably for enduring house arrest for her pro-democracy activism during a brutal military dictatorship.

When communal violence broke out in 2012 and displaced more than 100,000 Rohingya people, Ms Suu Kyi sought to reassure the international community and pledged to “abide by our commitment to human rights and democratic values”

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