The story behind Aung San Suu Kyi

The background story of a woman who has come to symbolise non-violent resistance against oppression in Myanmar.

    Aung San Suu Kyi has spent most of the past two decades under house arrest or in jail in a country run by the military since 1962.

    She is a Nobel Peace Prize winner, and has come to symbolize peaceful resistance against oppression and human rights violations in Myanmar (Burma).

    Jesse Mesner-Hage looks back at her life, and the role her iconic father played in Myanmar politics.

    SOURCE: Al Jazeera


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