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Burmese leader Aung San Suu Kyi 'can't be stripped of her Nobel prize'

By Staff Reporter

Burmese leader Aung San Suu Kyi's Nobel Peace Prize cannot be revoked in the row over the treatment of Rohingya Muslims, the Norwegian Nobel Institute has said.

An online petition signed by more than 386,000 people on is calling for Ms Suu Kyi to be stripped of her award over the persecution of Burma's Rohingya community.

The institute said neither the will of prize founder Alfred Nobel nor the Nobel Foundation's rules allow the honour to be taken from laureates.

She received the award in 1991 for "her non-violent struggle for democracy and human rights" while standing up against military rulers.

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