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Aung San Suu Kyi stripped of Amnesty’s highest honour over ‘betrayal’

Aung San Suu Kyi stripped of Amnesty’s highest honour over ‘betrayal’

Aung San Suu Kyi has lost her last international award due to the ‘shameful betrayal’, Amnesty International believes, that politician is no longer “a symbol of hope, courage and the undying defence of human rights”, Guardian reported.

Amnesty International announced on Monday that Aung San Suu Kyi was stripped f her 2009 award due to her shameful betrayal. According to the Amnesty’s Secretary General Kumi Naidoo, Aung San Suu Kyi is no longer a symbol of hope. The humanitarian organization preferred to withdraw its highest honour, the Ambassador of Conscience award.

As the Amnesty’s letter reads, her “apparent indifference” to atrocities committed against the Rohingya and her increasing intolerance of freedom of speech.

There was the latest honour in a string of awards Suu Kyi has lost this year.

“We are profoundly dismayed that you no longer represent a symbol of hope, courage, and the undying defence of human rights,” Amnesty’s Secretary General Kumi Naidoo wrote in a letter to the Myanmar leader.

Amnesty’s strongly believes that Aung San Suu Kyi’s denial of the gravity and scale of the atrocities against the Rohingya means there is little prospect of the situation improving.

The UN special investigator on human rights in Myanmar said she believed Aung San Suu Kyi was in “total denial” about accusations of violence, while Amnesty’s Ms Naidoo said: “Without acknowledgement of the horrific crimes against the community, it is hard to see how the government can take steps to protect them from future atrocities.”