Posts tagged "suu kyi"

Activist Suu Kyi Under House Arrest For Another 18 Months

Nobel Peace Prize winner and pro-democracy activist Aung San Suu Kyi has been under house arrest in Myanmar for 14 years, and her sentence has been extended by a year and a half after a military court convicted her of violating the terms of her detention. The “violation” occurred when an uninvited American, John Yettaw,…

Nikki Dowling / August 12, 2009

Happy 64th Birthday, Suu Kyi!

On my second birthday I was standing in a chair, greedily reaching for the gifts laid out on a table before me, when the chair tipped over and fell on my leg. I hobbled around for a few days before the doctors realized my leg was broken. Worst birthday ever, right? Wrong! Suu Kyi, a…

Nikki Dowling / June 19, 2009