Amnesty International has withdrawn its highest honour from Burmese leader Aung San Suu Kyi in light of what it said was the Nobel Peace Prize laureate’s “shameful betrayal of the values she once stood for”.
Aung San Suu Kyi
Voters in several parts of Burma went to the polls on Saturday in 13 by-elections seen as a test of support for leader Aung San Suu Kyi and her ruling party.
Amal Clooney has called for immediate pardons in the cases of two journalists jailed in Burma for reporting on an alleged massacre of Rohingya Muslims.
Councillors have unanimously voted to destroy a plaque honouring a controversial Asian leader in the city.
Irish rockers U2 have called on Burma’s civilian leader Aung San Suu Kyi to fight harder against serious violence inflicted by the nation’s own security forces.