Nobel Peace Prize Laureate Aung San Suu Kyi was released from house arrest on November 13th. Suu Kyi was held for protesting against the military junta that currently has power in Burma. She has been under arrest for fifteen of the last twenty-one years.
Suu Kyi is one of the leaders of the National League for Democracy Party, one of the main rivals against the Union Solidarity and Development Party, the ruling party. She has requested free dialogue between her party and the junta to come to a compromise over the country’s political system.
Suu Kyi has said that she plans to travel around the country and abroad to raise support for her cause. The junta has currently made no restrictions over where she can go.
Although Suu Kyi’s release was elated by spectators, it is possible that she could be placed under house arrest once again by the regime.
By: Jimmy Zhou