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Aung San Suu Kyi, Burma's Longtime Pro-Democracy Leader

Aung San Suu Kyi has fought for democracy in Burma for decades, and faced long periods of house arrest.
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Aung San Suu Kyi became secretary-general of the newly formed National League for Democracy in 1988. The next year she is detained at her home for endangering the state. (Reuters)
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Aung San Suu Kyi became secretary-general of the newly formed National League for Democracy in 1988. The next year she is detained at her home for endangering the state. (Reuters)

Aung San Suu Kyi was barred from running in 1990 general elections. Her NLD party won a majority but the military refused to relinquish power. (Reuters)
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Aung San Suu Kyi was barred from running in 1990 general elections. Her NLD party won a majority but the military refused to relinquish power. (Reuters)

Aung San Suu Kyi won the Nobel Peace Prize in 1991 "for her non-violent struggle for democracy and human rights." She was under house arrest and could not go to the ceremony, which was attended by her husband and sons. (Reuters)
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Aung San Suu Kyi won the Nobel Peace Prize in 1991 "for her non-violent struggle for democracy and human rights." She was under house arrest and could not go to the ceremony, which was attended by her husband and sons. (Reuters)

Aung San Suu Kyi was detained in 2003 after her supporters clashed with pro-government demonstrators. Her arrest sparked several protests. (AP)
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Aung San Suu Kyi was detained in 2003 after her supporters clashed with pro-government demonstrators. Her arrest sparked several protests. (AP)

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