Aung San Suu Kyi collects human rights prize 23 years lateBreaking News
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Burmese opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi arrived at the European Parliament in Strasbourg today to finally collect the Sakharov Prize she was awarded in 1990.
The prize for freedom of thought named after Soviet dissident Andrei Sakharov is awarded annually to individuals or organisations who have dedicated their lives to the defence of human rights and freedom.
Although she won it 23 years ago in recognition of her fight for democracy and the rule of law in Myanmar (formerly Burma), Ms Suu Kyi had been unable to collect it as she was placed under house arrest by military rulers....
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