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Amnesty International strips Myanmar’s Suu Kyi of ‘conscience’ award

YANGON: Amnesty International has withdrawn its most prestigious human rights prize from Aung San Suu Kyi, accusing the Myanmar leader of perpetuating human rights abuses by not speaking out about violence against the Rohingya Muslim minority. Once hailed as a champion in the fight for democracy, Suu Kyi has been stripped of a series of international honors over a Rohingya exodus that began in August 2017. More than 700,000 people fled across Myanmar’s western border into Bangladesh after the Myanmar military launched a…