De facto leader of Burma/Myanmar, Aung San Suu Kyi, has had the “Elie Wiesel Award” officially revoked on Wednesday. She was awarded this in 2012, “for her courageous leadership and great personal sacrifice in resisting tyranny and advancing the freedom and dignity of the Burmese people.” She was known throughout the country for holding out under extremely strenuous circumstances, particularly during a long period of house arrest. But she always stood for the people, and she would go on to win a Nobel Peace Prize, among many other awards.

She eventually came into power, and many had high hopes. However, one problem quickly became apparent: she is the de facto leader, but the military is still very much in charge of itself. Most of the criticism regarding Burma involves the military or police in some way, so this makes her sort of powerless in that regard. Still, only “sort of” powerless, as she is Myanmar’s State Counselor and has a voice that is widely respected and heard throughout the world.

When the violence against the Rohingya began again, she remained unusually silent on the matter. Despite the reports coming from multiple sources, including the UN, Doctors Without Borders, and many other missionary and aid organizations throughout Rakhine and Bangladesh, she remained uncharacteristically quiet. Her decision not to use her significant influence to even condemn the actions of Burma’s military has garnered harsh, worldwide criticism. This is one of many honors/awards that have been stripped to symbolize peoples’ distaste for her lack of action.

According to the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, the honor is described as such: