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Aung San Suu Kyi cannot be stripped of her Nobel prize: Institute

The organisation which oversees the Nobel Peace prize has stated Myanmar leader Aung San Suu Ki cannot be stripped of the prize she won in 1991.


By   |  Updated On : September 10, 2017 07:56 AM
Aung San Suu Kyi cannot be stripped of her Nobel prize: Institute

Aung San Suu Kyi cannot be stripped of her Nobel prize: Institute

New Delhi :  

The organisation which oversees the Nobel Peace prize has stated Myanmar leader Aung San Suu Ki cannot be stripped of the prize she won in 1991.

Olav Njolstad, who is Norwegian Nobel Institute's head stated the same in an email to the Associated Press. He said that neither the Alfred Nobel's will (founder of the prize) nor the Nobel Foundation's rules offer any kind of possibility of taking back the honour from laureates.

Olav wrote that stripping a Nobel Peace Prize awardee once the award is bestowed is not possible. He added that none of the prize awarding committees in Oslo and Stockholm has considered revoking the prize after it is given.

As a matter of fact, over 3,86,000 people have signed an online petition on Change.org asking for stripping Suu Kyi of her Nobel Prize due to the persecution of Rohingya Muslim minority in Myanmar.

Aun San Suu Kyi was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize for her non-violent struggle for human rights and democracy in Myanmar against military rule.

The popular leader emerged as Myanmar's de facto leader after the country conducted its first free election in the year 2012. She was instrumental in leading her party to a monumental victory.

First Published: Saturday, September 09, 2017 09:17 AM


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