Oxford city council votes unanimously to strip de facto leader of Myanmar, who studied at St Hugh’s college, of award over her response to repression

Aung San Suu Kyi has been formally stripped of the Freedom of the City of Oxford award over her response to the repression of her country’s Rohingya Muslims.

Oxford city council voted unanimously to permanently remove the honour given to the de facto leader of Myanmar in 1997, and said it did not want to celebrate “those who turn a blind eye to violence”.

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