Oxford has withdrawn an honour granting Aung San Suu Kyi the freedom of the UK city because of her response to the Rohingya crisis.
The de facto leader of Myanmar was granted the 'Freedom of Oxford' in 1997 for her "long struggle for democracy".
But a motion to Oxford City Council said it was "no longer appropriate" for her to hold it.
More than half a million Rohingya Muslims have fled Myanmar to Bangladesh following recent violence.
The trouble erupted on 25 August when Rohingya militants attacked security posts, triggering a military crackdown.
Ms Suu Kyi spent years under house arrest in Rangoon as a campaigner for democracy while Myanmar (formerly Burma) was ruled by a military dictatorship.
She became a worldwide figurehead for freedom before leading her National League for Democracy party to victory in open elections in November 2015.
But her failure to denounce the military or address allegations of ethnic cleansing has been criticised by world leaders and groups like Amnesty International.
Oxford City Council leader Bob Price supported the motion to remove her honour and confirmed it was an "unprecedented step" for the local authority.
People are "absolutely appalled" by the situation in Myanmar, he said, adding it was "extraordinary" she had not spoken out about reported atrocities in the country.
Ms Suu Kyi read philosophy, politics and economics at St Hugh's College, Oxford from 1964 to 1967. Last week it emerged the college had removed a portrait of Ms Suu Kyi from display.
Other organisations are now reconsidering honours given to Ms Suu Kyi, the BBC reported.