US Holocaust Museum strips Aung San Suu Kyi of human rights award

THE United States Holocaust Museum has revoked a human rights award given to Burma’s de facto leader Aung San Suu Kyi, over her failure to use her “moral authority” to prevent brutal attacks against the Rohingya community. In an open letter addressed to the Nobel Peace laureate, Director of the museum Sara J. Bloomfield said it was with “great regret” that they were rescinding the award, but it was their duty as a holocaust memorial to stand “in solidarity with victims of genocide and atrocity crimes.” SEE ALSO: Aung San Suu Kyi stripped of Freedom of Oxford over Rohingya crisis Suu Kyi was awarded the Elie Wiesel award six years ago “for her courageous leadership and great personal sacrifice in resisting tyranny and advancing the freedom and dignity of the Burmese people.” It is the latest honour to be revoked from the leader in recent months following her refusal to speak...


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