"The best Suu Kyi can do to restore her image in the eyes of the world is to say the Rohingyas have been wronged", said Abdul Malik Mujahid, an imam who heads the US-based Burmese Task Force.
Among the provisional measures that the Gambia has requested the court to order "as a matter of extreme urgency" are that Myanmar should immediately take all measures to prevent all genocidal acts; Myanmar should ensure that the military does not commit any genocidal acts; and Myanmar should not destroy or render inaccessible any events related to the underlying application.
More than 730,000 Rohingya fled Myanmar in 2017 after a brutal military-led crackdown. "Myanmar military raped many of our women".
In 2017, after an armed Rohingya separatist group attacked a police station, Myanmar soldiers and pro-government militias launched what the United Nations and human rights groups have denounced as a campaign of ethnic cleansing against the Rohingya.
Back in November, a three-judge panel of the ICC concluded that there is "reasonable basis to believe widespread and/or systematic acts of violence may have been committed that could qualify as the crimes against humanity of deportation across the Myanmar-Bangladesh border and persecution on grounds of ethnicity and/or religion against the Rohingya population".
Hours before leaving Myanmar's new capital Nay Pyi Taw, Suu Kyi extended audience to state councillor and foreign minister Wang Yi in the city as he was over there on an official visit on Sunday. This one is being brought by The Gambia - a small, Muslim-majority country in west Africa.More news: Normandy summit upholds the Steinmeier formula for Eastern Ukraine
"Gambia's genocide case unlocks a long overdue legal process to credibly examine Myanmar's countless atrocities against the Rohingya", said Param-Preet Singh, associate global justice director at Human Rights Watch.
"People are staging these rallies to show support for the State Counselor who has shouldered the responsibilities fallen onto the country and strengthen her endeavor", said spokesman Myo Nyunt of the ruling National League for Democracy (NLD) after a series of rallies across Myanmar.
"The reality is, she's thrown in with the generals, she's part and parcel of the atrocities against the Rohingya and nothing's going to change that", he tells NPR.
They have been shocked to see her defending the military.
Even in the face of some voter disillusionment, a landslide NLD victory is widely expected - arguably rendering any gamble unnecessary.
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"I want to see the convicts go to the gallows".
"I feel great", Hasina said from her hotel room on the eve of hearings.
But Myanmar, a mainly Buddhist country, considers them illegal immigrants and denies them citizenship.
Only a trio of rebel armed groups - the MNDAA, TNLA and AA, themselves locked in battle with the military - have dared voice support within Myanmar for the genocide charges.
Among those in the court were several Rohingya survivors who had flown in from Kutapalong refugee camp, the largest outside Cox's Bazaar in Bangladesh.
Not a single Rohingya was repatriated over the last two years due to Myanmar's "failure" to build confidence among Rohingyas and lack of a conducive environment in Rakhine State, officials here said. "It's about revealing the truth and correcting an injustice". In the lead up to her trip to the Hague, there had already been scrutiny on the military's response to this development, including meetings held over the past few weeks and the extent of their cooperation and the level of support from leading figures - down to whether any members of the military were accompanying her.More news: Cavaliers willing to trade Kevin Love; could Celtics be suitors?