Aung San Suu Kyi:
- democratically elected leader of Burma
- held under house arrest for over 13 years by the military dictatorship, for campaigning for human rights and democracy in her country
- currently on trial charged with breaking the terms of her house arrest, after an American man swam across the lake and refused to leave. She is being held in Insein prison, which is well known for it's abuse of prisoners, bad conditions and use of torture
Aung San Suu Kyi is 64 today. In her words: "Please use your liberty to promote ours"
The struggle for democracy and human rights in Burma is a struggle for life and dignity. It is a struggle that encompasses our political, social and economic aspirations.
Aung San Suu Kyi