U Kyaw Hla Aung

Kyaw Hla Aung is a 78-year-old lawyer and human rights activist, who has beenĀ  jailed repeatedly for his peaceful political work seeking justice for the millions of Rohingya Muslims subject to persecution in Myanmar. He is one of three humanitarians nominated this year for the Aurora Prize for Awakening Humanity, which is awarded annually in Yerevan, Armenia, on behalf of the survivors of the Armenian Genocide and in gratitude to their saviors.

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