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Aung San Suu Kyi stripped of human rights award over silence on Rohingya

Pope Francis and Myanmar's civilian leader Aung San Suu Kyi.
Pope Francis and Myanmar's civilian leader Aung San Suu Kyi. Photo: Handout / Getty Images

Myanmar's de-facto leader, Aung San Suu Kyi, has been stripped of the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum's prestigious Elie Wiesel Award, the New York Times reports, for "failing to halt or even acknowledge the ethnic cleansing" in her country.

The bigger picture: A Nobel Peace Prize recipient is leading a country in the midst of a possible genocide, and disappointing many of her former supporters abroad by not taking a stand.