June 22, 2010: (Indian Express) Myanmar's dissident political leader Aung San Suu Kyi has become the first recipient of the new Benazir Bhutto Shaheed Award for democracy instituted by the Pakistan People's Party in the memory of the slain former premier.
The award was instituted by the ruling PPP to mark Bhutto's birth anniversary, which was observed yesterday.
It pays tribute to Bhutto's life-long struggle for democracy, human rights, improvement of the status of women and social causes.
The recipients of the award in four categories democracy, human rights, philanthropy and women's empowerment were chosen by a committee chaired by PPP chief and President Asif Ali Zardari, an official statement said.
The statement said Suu Kyi was being honoured for challenging the dictatorship in Myanmar despite remaining in detention and house arrest for many years.http://www.indianexpress.com/news/suu-kyi-receives-benazir-bhutto-shaheed-award-for-democracy/637029