Suu Kyi To Collect Award in South Korea

Opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi has plans to visit South Korea and pick up the Gwangju Prize for Human Rights in 2004, which she won in 2004, Korean news outlet Chosun Media reports. Suu Kyi is set to visit the city of Gwangju on Jan. 30 next year. She will also give a lecture at Chonnam National University and pay her respects at the May 18 National Cemetery, which commemorates the 1980 Gwangju massacre when a civil uprising against Korea’s then-strongman Chun Doo-hwan was violently suppressed.


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