Nobel Peace Prize laureate and internationally renowned human rights advocate Aung San Suu Kyi is facing sharp criticism for her remarks Tuesday on the crisis in Myanmar, a military massacre which has been described by the top United Nations human right official as “a textbook example of ethnic cleansing.” As of early September, the death […]
Nobel laureate refuses to criticize Myanmar's military for Rohingya crisis
Gavin Jacobson on the Nobel Peace Prize winner, who has remained silent about the military campaign against the Rohingya, a stateless ethnic minority in Myanmar.
Buddhist militants are conducting a genocidal campaign against an ethnic minority, all under the watch of a Nobel Peace Prize laureate.
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GENEVA (Reuters) - Human rights activists called on China on Wednesday to stop detaining lawyers and critics, voicing concern for their health and fate in custody after the death of jailed Nobel laureate Liu Xiaobo attracted international attention in July.
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Myanmar leader Aung San Suu Kyi will not attend the United Nations General Assembly this week, her spokesman said Wednesday, as the Nobel laureate faces a barrage of criticism over her failure to speak up for Rohingya Muslims fleeing Rakhine state in huge numbers. Show More Summary
Myanmar leader Aung San Suu Kyi has scrapped plans to attend the United Nations General Assembly later this month, her spokesman said Wednesday, as the Nobel laureate faces intense global scrutiny over the Rohingya refugee crisis. "The...Show More Summary
Indian Nobel peace laureate Kailash Satyarthi on Monday started a cross-country march aimed at forcing authorities to clamp down on the widespread sexual abuse and trafficking of vulnerable children. Satyarthi and scores of supporters embarked on the "India March" at Kanyakumari on the country's southernmost tip. Show More Summary
Nobel laureate Kailash Satyarthi is about to launch a new campaignBruised and battered from previous campaigns against child labour, India's Nobel Peace Prize winner Kailash Satyarthi hopes one million people will join his latest drive starting Monday -- against the sexual abuse and trafficking of children. Show More Summary
Desmond Tutu has condemned his fellow Nobel laureate and old friend Aung San Suu Kyi over her silence on the treatment of the Rohingya Muslims. The 85-year old archbishop has written an open letter to the Burma leader asking her to speak out and end the suffering of the Rohingya people. Show More Summary
Click here for reuse options! It's not looking good for 40,000 Rohingya refugees. The photo-op provided by India’s prime minister, strongman Narendra Modi, with the svelte Nobel laureate Aung San Suu Kyi has more than its share of irony. Show More Summary
A person so blatantly affiliated with genocide should not carry the title "Nobel Peace Prize laureate".
Harsh criticism against Myanmar's de-facto leader in light of a violent campaign against a Muslim minority is unfounded, says Aung San Suu Kyi. In a statement released by her office Wednesday, the Nobel Peace Prize laureate blamed "terrorists" for "a huge iceberg of misinformation" about violence targeting Rohingya people, at...
Observers expect that number to grow. Myanmar's crackdown on the Muslim minority has prompted outrage around the world, including ire directed at its civilian leader, a Nobel Peace Prize laureate.
The Nobel laureate has declined to speak out on violence against Rohingya Muslims.
Activist Malala Yousafzai has issued a powerful statement urging “my fellow Nobel Laureate Aung San Suu Kyi,” Myanmar’s de facto leader, to do something about the humanitarian crisis unfolding in the country’s Rakhine state, where tens of thousands of the Rohingya people are fleeing deadly violence against their minority group.
"The principle we follow is the decision is not a declaration of a saint. When the decision has been made and the award has been given, that ends the responsibility of the committee." Said Gunnar Stalsett, a member of the Nobel committee that gave the Peace Prize to Aung San Suu Kyi in 1991, quoted in "Why Aung San Suu Kyi’s Nobel Peace Prize Won’t Be Revoked" (NYT).