Rohingya human rights activist U Kyaw Hla Aung honored for his work

U Kyaw Hla Aung, Rohingya activist Apr 26 2018

Rohingya activist Imran Mohammed introduces us to 78-year-old U Kyaw Hla Aung, a Rohingya lawyer & longtime fighter for Rohingya justice in Burma who has just won the 2018 Aurora Prize for Awakening Humanity. The importance of these awards for human rights activists–like the 2017 Rafto human rights prize given to Kashmiris Parveena Ahangar & Parvez Imroz–is not just the recognition of individuals playing leadership roles but recognition of the struggles themselves. Unlike the Nobel Peace Prize which honors war criminals, these human rights awards strengthen the movements against war, genocide, genocide.