Aung San Suu Kyi: Undiminished By Years Of House Arrest

Address by Aung San Suu Kyi at the NGO Forum o...Image via Wikipedia
Since starting this blog over two years ago I have had a link on my sidebar to a petition to release Aung San Suu Kyi, the Burmese democracy campaigner and the woman who has  become an international symbol of peaceful resistance in the face of oppression.  

I have now been able to remove it !!

The 65-year-old who is a  Buddhist has spent most of the last 20 years in some form of detention because of her efforts to bring democracy to military-ruled Burma. 
In 1991, a year after her National League for Democracy won an overwhelming victory in an election the junta later nullified, she was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize. 

In a rare interview in 2007 during the uprising that was brutally put down by the military, she said democracy was "not finished in Burma".
"No matter the regime's physical power, in the end they can't stop the people; they can't stop freedom," she told British journalist John Pilger. "We shall have our time."
Now thank God, two days ago she was released.

Wonderful summary article of her she spent her days during captivity from here 
Pictures /Slide Show of her release from here
All the news and much information from the BBC from here 

What an amazingly courageous and inspirational woman !!!! 

I hopeand pray that  she and the Burmese people  will soon be free for ever.
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ROBERTA said...

I'm so impressed with her attitude and response towards what happened to her.

Philomena Ewing said...

Thanks for visiting Roberta.
Yes, she really is something else and the more I read about her the more admiration I have for what she has done and lived through.