Ethnic Cleansing in a Nobel Laureate’s Backyard

Aung San Suu Kyi’s Complicity in the Persecution of Rohingya Muslims in Myanmar In 1991, Aung San Suu Kyi was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize “for her non-violent struggle for democracy and human rights.” She was given the award for her involvement in the 1988 pro-democracy uprisings in Myanmar, in which she helped found the National League for Democracy (NLD) party. In the wave of uprisings, she led her supporters and encouraged non-violent protests. Today, she is state counselor of Myanmar, where the ethnic cleansing of Rohingya Muslims is occurring. The U.N. estimates at least 1,000 Rohingya have been...

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