London’s Chatham House Awards Yearly Prize to Aung San Suu Kyi

Posted September 22nd, 2011 at 9:50 pm (UTC-5)
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The British think tank Chatham House has awarded its annual international relations prize to Burmese opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi.

Chatham House calls her measured and non-violent approach towards ending military rule in Burma a powerful example to all those striving for democracy in their own countries.

In thanking Chatham House for the honor, Aung San Suu Kyi said international awareness helps the struggle for democracy in Burma.

Former U.S. Secretary of State Madeleine Albright will accept the prize on Aung San Suu Kyi's behalf at a December ceremony in London.

Chatham House awards its yearly prize to the person it says made the most significant contribution to improvements in international relations in the previous 12 months.