Aung San Suu Kyi

Posted on 2 April 2010



Aung San Suu Kyi
Aung San Suu Kyi, Burma’s pro-democracy leader and Nobel Peace laureate, symbolises the struggle of Burma’s people to be free. She is currently detained by Burma’s brutal regime in Rangoon, Burma. She has been under arrest for over 14 years.

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Take action and support Burma’s democracy leader who has been under arrest for over 14 years.
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1 – Show your support for Aung San Suu Kyi by becoming a supporter (click on the link to the right of the image at the top of the page)
2 – Leave her a message of support on the wall, below.
3 – Learn more about Aung San Suu Kyi below and in the notes to the right.
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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 returned to Burma in 1988 to nurse her dying mother and was immediately plunged into the country’s nationwide democracy uprising. Joining the newly-formed National League for Democracy (NLD), Suu Kyi gave numerous speeches calling for freedom and democracy. The military regime responded to the uprising with brute force, killing up to 5,000 demonstrators. Unable to maintain its grip on power, the regime was forced to call a general election in 1990.

As Aung San Suu Kyi began to campaign for the NLD, she and many others were detained by the regime. Despite being held under house arrest, the NLD went on to win a staggering 82% of the seats in parliament. The regime never recognized the results of the election.

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.

She is now in her 14th year of detention. She isn’t allowed to see family or friends as all visitors are banned. Her phone line is cut and her post is intercepted.

Take action now to help free Aung San Suu Kyi go to http://www.burmacampaign.org.uk

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This page is maintained by The Burma Campaign UK on behalf of Aung San Suu Kyi. Upon her release it will be transferred to her as at present she has no phone, mail or internet contact with the world.

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