Myanmar's de facto leader Aung San Suu Kyi has been stripped of the highest honour the City of London can give an individual.
In an unprecedented move, councillors voted to suspend her honorary freedom following humanitarian abuses committed on the Rohingya refugees who have fled the country.
Ms Suu Kyi was given the City’s top honour for non-members in May 2017, decades after she was awarded the Nobel peace prize for non-violent struggles against the previous regime in Myanmar.
Sir David Wootton, who chairs the authority's Freedom committee, said: "The City of London Corporation has today sent a clear message that the violence in Burma and the oppression of that country’s minority Rohingya population cannot be allowed to go unchallenged.
“The freedom applications committee will now inform Aung San Suu Kyi of the Court’s decision.”
Previously recipients of the top honour include Winston Churchill, Florence Nightingale, William Pitt the Elder, and in more recent times, Nelson Mandela, Archbishop Desmond Tutu, Sir Tim Berners-Lee, and Professor Stephen Hawking.