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Aung San Suu Kyi – Nobel Laureate and Political Activist Freed

Burma MapThe Myanmar government of Burma has freed pro-democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi. She has been informed that she is completely free and that there are no conditions attached to her release, said a senior government official in Yangoon.

Her long and isolated captivity has robbed her of many of the young years of her life, but does not seem to have altered her will to protest for a better nation. Listening to music and reading books have have been her main passtimes. Now that she has been released her supporters hope that she will be free for ever, and be successful in her committed efforts to improve the lives of the people of her country.

Aung San Suu Kyi’s family has also played a crucial role in her support during her detention, while her father was the hard to define nationalist leader Aung San. He toyed with the political philosophies of both communism and fascism, but most of all his life aim was the freedom of his country from British colonial rule.

Aung San Suu Kyi was most recently under house arrest, in Rangoon on 20 July, after being found guilty in a trial of violating the conditions of her house arrest. She was sentenced to a further 18 months of house arrest, and it is that which has been keeping her locked away until after Burma’s recent general election.

Suu Kyi is one of the world’s most renowned freedom fighters and advocates of non-violence.

Burma is now widely reported to be on the verge of chaos as the military regime completed, what have also been widely reported as, discredited elections on November 7th.

She has been Burma’s best known political prisoner, is seen as a democracy leader and has recently been awarded a Nobel Laureate. She has now spent over 14 years under arrest yet she has committed no crime. She has the respect and support of people across Burma and throughout the world for what has been described as her peaceful resistance to injustices of dictatorship.

There are still reported to be more than 2,200 political prisoners in Burma.