Amnesty International Rescinds Prestigious Human Rights Award Given to Myanmar’s Aung San Suu Kyi

The international human rights group named Suu Kyi as its 2009 Ambassador of Conscience Award recipient when she was still under house arrest.

Amnesty International Rescinds Prestigious Human Rights Award Given to Myanmar’s Aung San Suu Kyi

YANGON – Amnesty International has withdrawn its most prestigious human rights prize from Aung San Suu Kyi, accusing the Myanmar leader of perpetuating human rights abuses by not speaking out about violence against the Rohingya Muslim minority. Once hailed as a champion in the fight for democracy, Suu Kyi has been stripped of a series […]