No question of withdrawing Suu Kyi Nobel Peace Prize

Nobel official: No intention of withdrawing Suu Kyi Peace Prize after UN report | TheHill

Nobel official: No intention of withdrawing Suu Kyi Peace Prize after UN report | TheHill

United Nations investigators said Myanmar's military carried out mass killings and gang rapes of Muslim Rohingya with "genocidal intent" earlier on Monday. Senior officials in the military chain of command should be investigated and prosecuted for genocide, according to a report by a United Nations fact-finding mission published earlier this week.

He said the rules regulating the prize don't allow the committee to withdraw a prize once it has been awarded.

A council set up by the Myanmar government cleared the military of any wrongdoing.

Japanese author Kazuo Ishiguro won the Nobel Prize for literature in 2017.

The U.S. on Tuesday joined Britain, France, Sweden and others in a call for Myanmar's military leaders to be held accountable in a vote at a U.N. Security Council session. Weiss, professor emeritus of physics at MIT, along with Thorne and Barish, California Institute of Technology physicists, pioneered LIGO, or the Laser Interferometer Gravitational-Wave Observatory, the scientific project that made gravitational wave detection possible.

"Aung San Suu Kyi won the Nobel Peace Prize for her fight for democracy and freedom up until 1991, the year she was awarded the prize", Olav Njoelstad, the secretary of the Norwegian Nobel Committee, was quoted by Reuters.

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She was only allowed to leave Myanmar to receive the award 21 years later as the military apparently eased its iron grip on the country.

The Myanmar government has bluntly rejected the UN's findings.

Since the operation began a year ago, tens of thousands of Rohingya Muslims have died and 700,000 have fled.

He said there was no need for Kyi to act as a spokesperson for the Burmese military, referring to her comments describing anti-Rohingya violence as an "iceberg of misinformation".

Now she's become notorious as the woman who refused to speak out against the military campaign on the Muslim minority.

Aung San Suu Kyi with PM Narendra Modi during her India tour in 2016.

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