TDN World Desk – Myanmar’s de facto leader and present state councilor Aung San Suu Kyi has been formally removed from the events of the European Parliament’s human rights prize.
The lawmakers of the European Parliament has confirmed her suspension from Sakharov prize events on Thursday.
As quoted by Reuters, the EU lawmakers said in a statement that the decision has been taken in “a response to her failure to act and her acceptance of the ongoing crimes against the Rohingya community in Myanmar”.
Suu Kyi has been under international criticism over her complicity in the Rohingya genocide.
Around 740,000 Rohingya fled to neighboring Bangladesh after a violent crackdown was carried out on the ethnic Rohingya minorities in 2017 by the Myanmar military. UN Human Rights Chief branded Myanmar’s treatment against the Rohingya Muslims as “a textbook example of ethnic cleansing”.
In May, the City of London Corporation (CLC) revoked an honor granted to Suu Kyi over the treatment of minority Rohingya Muslims.
Gambia filed a law suit at the International Court in Hague crying for justice against the atrocities committed by Myanmar.Suu Kyi denies genocide and has defended her country against the charges in the U.N. court in The Hague.
In a shocking revelation, two deserter from Myanmar army have testified on video that they were ordered from higher-ups to kill and rape Rohingya villagers.“Shoot all you see and all you hear,” one former soldier, Private Myo Win Tun, says in a video about the order from a colonel.