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2009 Gwanju Human Rights Prize for Min Ko Naing, Burmese leading activist fighting for National Reconciliation and Democratization in Burma
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South Korea has awarded its highest human rights award Gwangju Prize for Human Rights to Burmas leading student activist Min Ko Naing, who is currently serving 65 years of imprisonment, for peacefully protesting in August 2007.
Chanho Kim, Director of the May 18 Memorial Foundation, the group that bestowed the award said, Min Ko Naing was chosen for the award in recognition of his commitment and struggle for democracy and human rights, despite the ruling military juntas repression.
We have chosen Min Ko Naing this year, because of his commitment in the struggle for democracy and human rights under the repressive rule. Moreover, we want ”