The human rights organization Amnesty International has withdrawn from Myanmar’s Nobel peace prize laureate Aung San Suu Kyi, its most important award. The 73-Year-old lost the right to describe themselves as a “Ambassador of conscience”.

The human rights activist argued that Suu Kyi had betrayed as the head of government of your Southeast Asian country the own values of the past, “in a shameful manner”.

The former leader of the opposition is because of the brutal expulsion of hundreds of thousands of Muslims, the ethnic group of the Rohingya for more than a year is massively in the criticism. The United Nations speak of “genocide”. There are also claims that Suu Kyi, to withdraw the Nobel peace prize. This is according to the Nobel prize Committee, but not impossible.

Amnesty Secretary-General Kumi Naidoo of the once highly esteemed “Lady said,” now, however, in a letter, that she was deprived of the award as “Ambassador of Conscience” (“Ambassador of conscience”). Suu Kyi had received the award in 2009, when she was still under house arrest. In the meantime, takes you to Myanmar (formerly: Burma) with the title of “state councillor”, the government. This is also the military, that once a track is involved, with several Ministers. On several occasions she has defended the action against the Rohingya.

The Amnesty Secretary General, accused her of to be compared to the atrocities of the military are indifferent and also to protect freedom of expression sufficiently. Amnesty have actually expected that Suu Kyi use their “moral authority”, – said in the Letter. And further: “Today, we are not really shocked that you are no longer a Symbol of hope, courage, and the tireless defence of human rights.”

dpa

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