Aung San Suu Kyi, Daw

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Born: Jun 19, 1945 AD
Currently alive, at 68 years of age.

Nationality: Burman
Categories: Activists


1945 - Born on the 19th of June in Yangon, Burma.

1964 - Graduating from Lady Shri Ram College in New Delhi.

1972 - Married Dr. Michael Aris, a scholar of Tibetan culture, living abroad in Bhutan.

1988 - Returned to Myanmarto take care of her ailing mother.

       - Entered politics to work for democratisation, helped found the National League for Democracy.

1989 - She continued her education at St Hugh's College, Oxford, obtaining a B.A. degree in Philosophy, Politics, and Economics.

       - She was put under house arrest.

1990 - A Buddhist, she won the Rafto Prize and the Sakharov Prize for Freedom of Thought.

1991 - She was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize for her peaceful and non-violent struggle under a military dictatorship.

1995 - The military government released her from house arrest in July but made it clear that if she left the country to visit her family in the United Kingdom, it would not allow her return.

2000 - The junta continually prevented her from meeting with her party supporters and, in September, it put her under house arrest again.

2002 - The following secret confidence-building negotiations led by the United Nations, the government released her; a government spokesman said that she was free to move "because we are confident that we can trust each other".

2003 -The government-sponsored mob attacked her caravan in the northern village of Depayin, murdering and wounding many of her supporters.

2004 - The United Nations Working Group for Arbitrary Detention rendered an Opinion (No. 9 of 04') that her deprivation of liberty was arbitrary, as being in contravention of Article 9 of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights 1948, and requested that the authorities in Burma set her free, but the authorities have so far ignored this request.

2005 - The National League for Democracy confirmed that her house arrest would be extended for yet another year.

2006 - She was hospitalised with severe diarrhea and weakness, as reported by a UN representative for National Coalition Government of the Union of Burma.

2007 - The Philippine government led members of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (Asean) in calling on Myanmar's military leaders to reverse their decision to extend the house arrest of democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi.


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