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Aung San Suu Kyi. A Hard Reign is Gonna Fall. Burma, Myanmar. Nobel Peace Prize. Postcard.

Aung San Suu Kyi. A Hard Reign is Gonna Fall. Burma, Myanmar. Nobel Peace

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Aung San Suu Kyi, born June 19, 1945 in Rangoon. Peace activist, under house arrest for more than 10 years in Burma (Myanmar). Nobel Prize recipient in 1991.

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Aung San Suu Kyi is a Burmese opposition politician and the General Secretary of the National League for Democracy. In the 1990 general electn, her National League for Democracy party won 59% of the national votes and 81% (392 of 485) of the seats in Parliament. She had, however, already been detained under house arrest before the elections. She remained under house arrest in Burma for almost 15 of the 21 years from 20 July 1989 until her most recent release on 13 November 2010.


Suu Kyi received the Rafto Prize and the Sakharov Prize for Freedom of Thought in 1990 and the Nobel Peace Prize in 1991. In 1992 she was awarded the Jawaharlal Nehru Award for International Understanding by the Government of India and the International Simón Bolívar Prize from the government of Venezuela. In 2007, the Government of Canada made her an honorary citizen of that country, one of only five people ever to receive the honor. In 2011, she was awarded the Wallenberg Medal.

Suu Kyi is the third child and only daughter of Aung San, considered to be the father of modern-day Burma.

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