Current Events: Aung San Suu Kyi

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  • Current Events: Aung San Suu KyiBy: Jackie

  • BackgroundNational League for Democracy

    Her pro-democracy party won over 80 percent of the legislative seats in 1990, but she was disqualified from serving because of her house arrest.

    Won Nobel Peace Prize in 1992

    She was released 1995 but again arrested on September 22, 2000, and authorities have extended it regularly.

  • May 14, 2009

    John Yettaw

    Arrested on Thursday May 14, 2009

    The delayed trial of Myanmar pro-democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi resumes on June 12.

  • Relevance Burmas government, which is a military government has recieved a lot of criticism.

    Many nations and organizations are attempting to put pressure on Burmese authorities to release Suu Kyi.

    Human rights groups

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