Definition: Aung San Suu Kyi (scroll down for definition)





Definition: Aung San Suu Kyi  


In Myanmar (formerly called Burma), the military ruled through dictatorship. Aung San Suu Kyi was instrumental in a nonviolent protest movement for democracy and human rights. Despite winning the 1991 Nobel Peace Prize, she spent over a decade as a political prisoner. After being freed in 2010, she won a parliament seat in 2012. Denied holding the presidency, in 2016 she gained some executive power with the title of state counselor.


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