This bombshell, Aung San Suu Kyi, is the face and the symbol of the struggle to free the people of Burma, India. She’s also a Nobel Peace laureate. The daughter of an assassinated Burma independence hero, Aung San, Mrs. Suu Kyi was born to fight for freedom. Burma’s repressive laws, restricted freedoms and a dictatorship that allows people to be detained without trial, thrusted Suu Kyi in the country’s nationwide democracy uprising. After a military coup in 1988, she became the General Secretary of a new pro-democracy party called the National League for Democracy (NLD). Naturally the regime fought back brutally murdering 5,000 people of Burma. After intense international pressure, the dictatorship was forced to call a general election which really didn’t matter because they never recognized NLD’s staggering win. Suu Kyi has spent the last 20 years on and off detention and house arrest. She was released on November 13, 2010 – her third period of detention. The struggle is still not over. She is calling for the release of 2,000 more political prisoners.
Power to the people.