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South Korean human right institution revoked its award which given to Aung San Suu Kyi

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News24xx.com - The biggest human rights institution in South Korea will revoke the Gwangju award given to Myanmar leader Aung San SuuKyi. They consider the Nobel Peace Prize laureate being ignorant of the cruelty done by the military forces in her country and radical Buddhist groups to Rohingya ethnic groups.



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"Her indifference to atrocities against the Rohingya contradicts the values ??achieved by the Gwangju Human Rights Award which protects and promotes human rights" said a spokesman for the South Korea Memorial Foundation on May 18, as quoted by AFP on Monday, December 17th 2018.

The Gwangju Human Rights Award is given by the South Korea Memorial Foundation on May 18th to individuals, groups or institutions that have contributed to advancing human rights, democracy and world peace.



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The foundation was founded in 1994 to commemorate the 1980 pro-democracy rebellion in Gwangju, which left more than 200 people killed and injured. When she was given the award in 2004, Suu Kyi was unable to receive that award due to she was under house arrest by junta military.

In addition to the Gwangju Award, the leader of the National League for Democracy Party was also named the Nobel Peace Prize winner in 1991 and a series of other awards. However, since the events of the massacre of the Rohingya minority were revealed, Suu Kyi was accused of being apathetic about the case.

 

 

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