Burmese freedom icon Aung San Suu Kyi is the surprise inclusion in this year's line-up of rogues competing for the annual IHRC Islamophobia awards.

The 1991 Nobel Peace Prize winner has been nominated for her continuing refusal to back citizenship calls by the country's oppressed Rohingya Muslim minority.

The Burmese government's denial of statehood to the Rohingya is one of the main reasons they are described by the UN as one of the world's most persecuted peoples.

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