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UN gives Suu Kyi non violence prize awarded in 2002

  • The UN has given Aung San Suu Kyi a 10-year-old peace award delayed by her long house arrest. 
  • A UN official visiting Myanmar presented Suu Kyi with its Mandanjeet Singh Prize for the Promotion of Tolerance and Nonviolence. 
  • The prize is named after an Indian writer and philanthropist. 
  • Myanmar's former ruling junta had Suu Kyi under house arrest when she was named for the prize in 2002. 
  • The Paris-based UN Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation said in a statement that its chief Ryuhei Hosoya delivered the prize.

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