Case 02-2015: Myanmar
PRONOUNCEMENT on Prize for Freedom
November 11, 2017
In the first place, the Buddhist Tribunal on Human Rights congratulates the Oxford City Council, the Sheffield City Council and the Glasgow City Council for having removed the Freedom and Human Rights Prizes previously granted to Aung San Suu Kyi, de facto president of Myanmar, due to the defense and active participation of this leader in terrible violent crimes such as genocide, ethnic cleansing and crimes against humanity.
Secondly, the Buddhist Tribunal on Human Rights continues to denounce that Aung San Suu Kyi totally abandoned her activism for peace and human rights, not only violating the rights of women and children, but also becoming one of the worst tyrants and genocidal individuals of the contemporary world, which needs to be urgently understood by all the institutions that have historically endorsed and supported Aung San Suu Kyi.
Third, the Buddhist Tribunal of Human Rights again rules about the Nobel Peace Prize awarded to Aung San Suu Kyi, because it is an illegal prize that betrays the memory of Alfred Nobel, who required that the awards be given only to peace champions.
Fourth, the Buddhist Tribunal on Human Rights supports the decision of Unison organization to suspend the honorary membership to Aung San Suu Kyi, at the same time that it supports the decision of the London School of Economics Student Union to remove the honorary presidency previously given to Aung San Suu Kyi.
Fifth, the Buddhist Tribunal on Human Rights denounces Professor Thorolf Rafto Memorial Prize previously granted to Aung San Suu Kyi by the Rafto Foundation for Human Rights, requesting the immediate annulment of such prize which was established to honor the memory of human rights activist Thorolf Rafto.
Sixth, the Buddhist Tribunal on Human Rights denounces the Sakharov Prize for Freedom of Thought previously granted to Aung San Suu Kyi, requesting the immediate annulment of such prize, especially considering that it has been granted by the European Parliament.
All these six points demonstrate once again that the Prizes for Peace, Freedom and Human Rights must be granted properly, having the duty to annul them immediately when the laureates carry out international crimes.
Always with spirit of reconciliation (maitri),
Master Maitreya Samyaksambuddha
President and Judge of the Buddhist Tribunal on Human Rights