Why is an iconic Nobel Peace Prize winner fighting accusations of genocide?

Stream Aung San Suu Kyi - The Fall of an Icon on BBC Select

When Aung San Suu Kyi was released after 15 years of house arrest in Myanmar, she was celebrated as an icon of resistance – next to Mandela and Gandhi. Ten years later, the Nobel Prize winner faced allegations of mass murder and rape of Rohingya Muslims.

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What transforms an icon of peace into a defender of alleged genocide? Did the world misunderstand who Suu Kyi really was?

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