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23 Years Late, Suu Kyi to Receive EU’s Sakharov Human Rights Prize

10 October 2013

Nobel laureate Aung San Suu Kyi will receive the EU Sakharov human rights prize this month, more than two decades after she was awarded the honor in 1990, according to AFP. Now Burma’s opposition leader, Suu Kyi is also set to speak before the European Parliament on Oct. 22, AFP reported on Wednesday, citing the parliament’s schedule. The National League for Democracy chairwoman was under house arrest at the time she was given the prize, both penalized by the ruling regime and lauded in Europe for her pro-democracy campaigning before, during and after the brutal 1988 crackdown of student activists protesting the junta’s rule.