Wednesday, 4 June 2008

Khin Ohmar Wins International Award

The Irrawaddy News

June 2, 2008 - Burma democracy advocate Khin Ohmar has won the Anna Lindh prize for her efforts to fight prejudice and oppression in Burma. The prize includes a cash award of US $42,000.

The prize was established to honor Anna Lindh, the Swedish foreign minister stabbed to death in 2003.

Khin Ohmar, 46, is the head of the Burma Partnership Network, based in Chiang Mai, Thailand, which seeks to promote democracy in Burma. She is also the chairperson of the Network for Democracy and Development. She was actively involved in protests against the junta in 1988.

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