Aung San Suu Kyi


Is a pro-democracy leader for Democratic Party in Burma. She has spent the last three years in house-arrest. The only people she is permitted to see are her maid and her doctor.
Wrong, she has spent 10 out of the past 17 years in some form of detention under Burma’s military regime.
Today her house arrest expired and after UN Secretary General Kofi Annan appealed to the head of Burmas Military Junta last Friday, to free Ms. Suu Kyi. Her supporters were hopeful that today, finally she would be freed.
This was not the case. This is a sad day for Mr. Suu Kyi. Nobody knows how long her arrest will be extended for.
She is an amazing woman and personally I find her inspiration, to fight and stand up for freedom. Please read more about her on the Profile on BBC News. To give you a better idea of who this lady is. Or check this webpage, Peace Jam.

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One Response to Aung San Suu Kyi

  1. swissmiss says:

    I truely admire her. The cruelest twist of the knife had to be when her husband was dying of cancer (in Britain, I think) and the military government would not issue him a visa to see his wife one last time. They would, however, permit her to leave to visit him, but of course she knew she would never be allowed back in her country if she ever left. She stayed; he died. Such devotion to her country is beyond words…

    Thanks for talking up a great lady.

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