Nobel laureate Aung San Suu Kyi to get humanitarian award

Posted on:21 Sep 2016 09:26:58

Nobel laureate Aung San Suu Kyi to get humanitarian award
21 September 2016 Current Affairs GK: The Harvard Foundation named Nobel laureate and Myanmar leader Aung San Suu Kyi its 2016 Humanitarian of the Year in a ceremony, while students from the Harvard Islamic Society stood outside to protest what they consider her silence toward the country’s persecuted Muslim minority.

Suu Kyi, elected head of Myanmar’s government in April, was placed under house arrest in 1989 for protesting against the country’s dictatorship and served 15 years in detention. 

In 1991, Suu Kyi was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize for her "non-violent struggle for democracy and human rights."

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