Aung San Suu Kyi
The nationwide vote is a key test for embattled leader Aung San Suu Kyi.
“Our decision to exclude Aung San Suu Kyi formally from the community of Sakharov Prize laureates is a response to her failure and acceptance of ongoing crimes against the Rohingya community,” EU lawmakers said.
Official campaigning started Tuesday but a fresh wave of coronavirus cases dampened election energy.
The government of Aung San Suu Kyi ordered telecoms companies to shut down mobile internet coverage in two states. That was a year ago.
"Today’s decision sends a message to Myanmar’s senior officials: The world will not tolerate their atrocities."
She's accused of overseeing a military campaign that has used gang rape, mass murder, and other atrocities against the Rohingya.
As Myanmar's state counsellor, the lawyers allege she's directly responsible for more than one million Rohingya people fleeing the country.
Metalcore is still king in capital city Yangon, but black and death metal are gaining ground in this troubled Southeast Asian political hotbed.
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Some 400,000 Rohingya have fled persecution in recent weeks, sparking a humanitarian crisis across the border in Bangladesh.
The Nobel Peace Prize winner has stood silent while Rohingya Muslims face genocide.
"The world is waiting and Rohingya Muslims are waiting," said Malala Yousafzai.