Aung San Suu Kyi: A Woman Free From Fear

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Aung San Suu Kyi: A Woman Free From Fear By: Katie J.

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A brief biography of Aung San Suu Kyi, a woman who has devoted her life to help the people in her country.

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  • 1. Aung San Suu Kyi: A Woman Free From Fear By: Katie J.
  • 2. Promising from the Beginning
    • Her Father, Aung San
      • Burmese independence leader
      • 1947: Assassinated
    • Her Mother, Khin Kyi
      • Burmese Ambassador to India
      • Prominent political leader after Aung Sans death
  • 3. Higher Education
    • 1960
      • Graduates from high school
    • 1964
      • Lady Shri Ram College in New Delhi
    • 1965
      • Oxford; earns B.A. in philosophy, politics, and economics
  • 4. Life Develops Further
    • 1966
      • Meets Michael Aris while at Oxford
    • 1969
      • Moves to New York for graduate study
    • 1971
      • Joins U.N. as assistant secretary
    • 1972
      • Marries Michael Aris and moves to Bhutan
      • Heads Ministry of Foreign Affairs
  • 5. Starting a Family
    • 1973
      • Move back to England for Birth of Alexander
      • Michael Aris teaches at Oxford
    • 1977
      • Birth of second son, Kim
      • Suu Kyi begins writing fathers biography
    • 1984
      • Begins Publishing Books
  • 6. Mounting Political Turmoil Back Home
    • Resignation of long time military dictator
    • Mass Uprisings
    • Violent Military suppression kills thousands
    • Military establishes State Law and Order Restoration Council (SLORC)
  • 7. Turning Point
    • 1988:
      • March 1 st :
        • Mothers Stroke
      • August 15 th :
        • First political action
      • August 26 th :
        • First public speech
      • September 18 th :
        • Military establishes stringent political control
  • 8. Recognition
    • October 12, 1990
      • Awarded the Rafto Human Rights Prize
    • July 10, 1991
      • Awarded Sakharov human rights prize by European Parliament
    • October 12, 1991
      • Norwegian Nobel Committee announces
    • December 10, 1991
      • Alexander and Kim accept prize in lieu of their Mother who remains in detention
    • 1992
      • Announces intentions for $1.3 million prize money
  • 9. Formation of the NLD
    • 1988:
      • September 24 th :
        • National League for Democracy (NLD) formed
        • Suu Kyi general-secretary
        • Policy of non-violence and civil disobedience
      • October December:
        • Defies political ban and embarks on speech-making tour throughout country
      • December 27 th :
        • Khin Kyis death
        • Suu Kyis declaration
  • 10. A Rising Political Influence
    • 1989
      • January July:
        • Continues campaign despite harassment
      • February 17 th :
        • Prohibited from running for election
      • July 20 th :
        • Placed under house arrest
    • 1990
      • May 27:
        • NLD wins election with 82% of votes
        • Results not recognized
  • 11. Appeals For Freedom
    • Various groups begin taking action to free Suu Kyi
      • Group of Nobel Peace Laureates
      • UN Commission for Human Rights in Geneva
      • U.S. congressmen
      • New York Times reporters
  • 12. Current Status
    • Past 4 years:
      • Movements still restricted
      • NLD members under attack
      • Denounced by government-controlled media
      • Discourages tourists and investing in Burma
      • March 27, 1999
        • Michael Aris dies
    To this day, she fights for Democracy and human rights for the people of Burma .