LONDON– Myanmar’s State Counselor and Foreign Minister Aung San Suu Kyi has been stripped of the Freedom of the City of Oxford award over her response to the Rohingya crisis.

Following a preliminary vote in October, the Oxford city council voted on Monday (Nov 27) to permanently remove the honour.

“Today we have taken the unprecedented step of stripping her of the city’s highest honour because of her inaction in the face of oppression of the minority Rohingya population,” said city councillor Mary Clarkson who proposed the motion, according to the BBC.

“Oxford has a long tradition of being a diverse and humane city, and our reputation is tarnished by honouring those who turn a blind eye to violence.

“We hope that today we have added our small voice to others calling for human rights and justice for the Rohingya people,” she added.



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