In an unprecedented move, former human rights icon defends Myanmar generals over mass killings, rape, and displacement.

Nobel Peace Prize winner Aung San Suu Kyi defended genocide allegations against Myanmar's military on Wednesday amid accusations of mass killings, rape, and expulsion of the Rohingya Muslim minority.

She claims that if war crimes were committed they will be prosecuted within the country's legal system.

She tells the court that Myanmar is dealing with an internal armed conflict and asks the court to refrain from action that could aggravate the conflict.

Al Jazeera's Wayne Hay reports live from The Hague.

Al Jazeera's Stefanie Dekker reports from Cox's Bazar, Bangladesh.

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