Aung San Suu Kyi

Human Rights Activist - Burma
Aung San Suu Kyi
Aung San Suu Kyi (pronounced Ong San Soo Chee), Burma’s pro-democracy leader and Nobel Peace laureate, symbolises the struggle of Burma's people to be free. She was born on June 19th, 1945 to Burma's independence hero, Aung San, who was assassinated when she was only two years old. Aung San Suu Kyi has been in and out of arrest ever since.

She was held under house arrest from 1989-1995, and again from 2000-2002. She was again arrested in May 2003 after the Depayin massacre, during which up to 100 of her supporters were beaten to death by the regime's militia. Aung San Suu Kyi remains under house arrest in Rangoon. Her phone line has been cut, her post is intercepted and National League for Democracy volunteers providing security at her compound were removed in December 2004.

She calling on people around the world to join the struggle for freedom in Burma, saying "Please use your liberty to promote ours".

 

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