Aung San Suu Kyi has been suspended from the Sakharov Prize Community by the European Parliament over her lack of action on the ill-treatment of Rohingya, reports the independent Catholic media service UCA News.
Suu Kyi was awarded the Sakharov Prize in 1990 for embodying the Burmese people’s fight for democracy.
Mark Farmaner, director of Burma Campaign UK, slammed the move as “a completely meaningless gesture.”
“The EU is giving hundreds of millions of euros in aid to Suu Kyi’s government, is training the military-controlled police which took part in genocide, and the EU refuses to implement the UN fact-finding mission’s recommendations,” Mark Farmaner said on Twitter.
“Dozens of companies in the EU are doing business with the military and helping to fund genocide, but the European Parliament thinks suspending Suu Kyi from this award is a priority.”