The world couldn’t believe what it saw. A Nobel Peace Prize, an icon of human rights, landed in person in Amsterdam, marched to The Hague, and paraded with her head held high through the entrance of the Peace Palace, which houses the International Court of Justice (TIJ). He came to defend the Burmese Army in person, tooth, and nail, from all the accusations that weighed on its leaders. They are singled out for the genocide against the Rohingya minority, mainly in the State of Arakan. In a message broadcast on television, the military chiefs declared a state of emergency for one year and announced that Commander-in-Chief Min Aung Hlaing remains in command.

The announcement came after Aung San Suu Kyi, the leader of the ruling National League for Democracy (NLD) party, was arrested in the early hours of Monday, the spokesperson for the political party, Myo Nyunt, said. Nyunt noted that President Win Myint and other leaders were also “captured” in the early hours of the morning. The NLD issued a statement on behalf of Suu Kyi that says, “I urge people not to accept this, to respond and to protest at all costs against this coup by the army,” according to Reuters. He never flagged human rights during his tenure and was silent on Rohingya suffering for years