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Aung San Suu Kyi, Burma’s treatment of Rohingyas and her big silence

Aung San Suu Kyi of Burma suffered a lot.

During most of her political life she was under never-ending of arrests/house arrest; she was a direct target of the brutal military oppression.

She suffered a lot and paid a very high price.

Respect to her!

But she also had huge international solidarity. From world leaders to rock stars were in solidarity with her.

She is sometimes called "one of the world's most prominent political prisoners"

She received,

The Rafto Prize,

The Sakharov Prize for Freedom of Thought,

The Nobel Peace Prize…

She was awarded,

The Jawaharlal Nehru Award for International Understanding by the government of India,

The International Simón Bolívar Prize from the government of Venezuela

The Government of Canada made her an honorary citizen of that country.  Only 5 people in the world have been given this honour.

She was awarded the Wallenberg Medal

She was presented with the Congressional Gold Medal, which is, along with the Presidential Medal of Freedom, the highest civilian honour in the United States

As of 2014, she is listed as the 61st most powerful woman in the world by Forbes

On 6 June 2013, Suu Kyi announced on the World Economic Forum’s website that she wants to run for the presidency in Myanmar's 2015 elections

Therefore,

Her silence on the issue of Burma’s treatment of Rohingyas is unacceptable...

Does the journey from ‘freedom fighter’ to powerful stateswomen (- in the making) include the ignoring of such oppression by the same state she wants to run?

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