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A Biography of Aung San Suu Kyi

By: Sana H.
Pakistan, Age 11

Aung San Suu Kyi and her country Burma have suffered a lot of trouble. She had been out under house arrest for six years and up till now is mot allowed to move and speak freely. Aung San Suu Kyi is very well educated woman. She attended school in the Burmesecapital city, Rangoon and went to Oxford in Britain for her university education. Suu Kyi's father was very famous just like her. He was the late Burmese leader, General Aung San, who struggled for independence of Burma.
Suu Kyi got married to Michael Aris. She even had two sons but she left them and went to Burma. In 1998, she became a political leader for the pro-democracy movement. She organized public meetings and travelled the country calling peaceful democratic improvment and free elections. She campaigned for change through talks.
Her party, the National League for democracy, won more than 82% of votes in the National Elections in 1990, although she had been under house for a year. But this was not her biggest achievment. She was awarded the Noble Prize for peace in 1991.
She faced many difficulties. The military government didn't let he rule although she has more votes. She remained under house arrest for six years.