Myanmar opposition activist Aung San Suu Kyi collected the European Union democracy prize she was awarded more than two decades ago while under house arrest.
The government led by Aung San Suu Kyi has said it will block a UN mission to investigate abuses against Rohingya Muslims. Security services have been accused of crimes akin to ethnic cleansing.
The party of Myanmar's de facto leader Aung San Suu Kyi has won a string of seats in the country's by-elections. The vote was held to select MPs for parliament's upper houses and some state assemblies.
While only a few seats will be up for grabs, it will indicate how voters in Myanmar feel about their year-old government. De facto leader Aung San Suu Kyi has been criticized both in Myanmar and abroad.
Myanmar leader Aung San Suu Kyi has denied accusations of ethnic cleansing against the Muslim minority Rohingya communities. Suu Kyi said it was "too strong an expression" for what was happening.
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