Aung San Suu Kyi. Prize Nobel of peace

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Aung San Suu Kyi. Prize Nobel of peace

Aung San Suu Kyi

NAME: Aung San Suu KyiOCCUPATION: Activist, Political LeaderBIRTH DATE: June 19, 1945 EDUCATION: University of Oxford PLACE OF BIRTH: Yangon, Myanmar

ABOUT HER LIFE:Aung San Suu Kyi, politician and opposition leader of Myanmar She attended schools in Burma and she attended the University of Oxford, where she met her future husband, Michael Aris. Some years later, she returned to Burma, There the mass slaughter of protesters against the brutal and unresponsive rule of military strongman U Ne Win led her to speak out against him and to begin a nonviolent struggle for democracy and human rights in that country.

UNDER HOUSE ARRESTIn July 1989 the military government of Myanmar, placed Suu Kyi under house arrest because of her ideas in Yangon (Rangoon) and held her incommunicade. The military offered to free her if she agreed to leave Myanmar, but she refused to do so until the country was returned to civilian government and political prisoners were freed.The newly formed group with which she became affiliated, the National League for Democracy (NLD), won the elections, but the governement ignored them.

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THE PRIZE NOBEL The news that Suu Kyi was being given the Nobel Prize set off intense vilification of her by the government, and, since she was still being detained, her son, Alexander Aris, accepted the award in her place.Suu Kyi was freed from house arrest in July 1995, although restrictions were placed on her ability to travel outside Yangon. In the following years the government again arrest Suu Kyi several times but does not give up in their efforts to achieve a better Burma for its citizens


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