2 weeks EU drops Suu Kyi from competition Manilatimes |World
NAYPYIDAW: The European Parliament has removed Myanmar’s civilian leader Aung San Suu Kyi from the “Sakharov Prize community” because of her “acceptance” of state crimes against the Rohingya community.
Myanmar State Counsellor Aung San Suu Kyi. AFP PHOTO The European Union assembly awarded the former democracy campaigner its top human rights prize in 1990, a year before she received the Nobel Peace Prize, but she will no longer take part in events for laureates. A source close to the parliament said the prize had been awarded for Suu Kyi’s work before 1990 so could not be ... more