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Fellow Nobel Peace Prize Winners Criticize Aung San Suu Kyi over Violence Against Rohingya

HeadlineFeb 28, 2018

Burma’s de facto leader Aung San Suu Kyi is facing increasing pressure from fellow Nobel Peace Prize winners to condemn the Burmese military violence against Rohingya refugees. The Nobel Peace Prize winners—Irish peace activist Mairead Maguire, Yemeni human rights activist Tawakkol Karman and Iranian lawyer Shirin Ebadi—are visiting Rohingya refugee camps and demanding Aung San Suu Kyi take action to stop the violence, which the U.N. has called “a textbook example of ethnic cleansing.” Meanwhile, two Reuters journalists who were arrested and imprisoned after reporting on a Burmese military massacre against Rohingya appeared in court today. This is Kyaw Soe Oo.

Kyaw Soe Oo: “We were arrested while covering the news. We covered the Inn Din mass grave story, as you know. Aung San Suu Kyi said it is new that the military had admitted to what happened in Inn Din. Nobody recognized that we were the first ones who shed light on that fact.”

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