DHAKA – Three women to whom Nobel prize for Peace is awarded, have criticised the Burmese leader Aung San Suu Kyi. The Iranian Shirin Ebadi, Máiread Maguire from Northern Ireland and the Yemeni Tawakkul Karman demands for an end to the human rights violations against the Rohingya minority in Myanmar.
Aung San Suu Kyi.
The women gave a press conference in Dhaka after refugee camps were visited in Bangladesh, the neighbouring country of Myanmar. Karman said that the Burmese leader, that the prestigious peace prize itself also was granted, no longer her eyes may close for the persecution of the Rohingya. “Otherwise, you risk they become complicit to the crime.”
Maguire said stories have to have heard about rapes and killings. “This is a genocide. We can not remain silent,” said the activist. “Silence is tantamount to complicity.” The Vredesprijslaureaten called for the those responsible for human rights violations to prosecution by the international criminal court.
The winners are according to Karman also plan Myanmar to visit. They would have multiple messages have been sent to Suu Kyi, but got no response.