Suu Kyi’s cousin handed Gandhi prize

The Mahatma Gandhi prize has been awarded to a representative of Burma’s jailed pro-democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi.

The Durban-based committee behind the International Award for Peace and Reconciliation handed over the prize to Ms Suu Kyi’s cousin and the head of Burma’s self-proclaimed government-in-exile, Sein Win.

The prize is awarded by the Gandhi Development Trust in honour of the political and spiritual leader of India during that country’s movement for independence from the British Empire.

Ms Suu Kyi, the Nobel Laureate, has been detained for more than 13 of the past 19 years and has been in jail since May.

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