Daw Aun San Suu Kyi (1945 -)
Daw Aun San Suu Kyi was a leader of the nonviolent movement for human rights and the revivals of democracy, and Novel laureate. She was born in Yangon and educated in India and England. She went to the University of Oxford. In 1997, she received an honorary degree in law from the American University in Washington D.C. her mother was a prominent diplomat and her father is acknowledged widely as the founder of Myanmar. Sui Kyi's weiting reflected on the early assassination of her father, U Aung San, in 1947. Through her writings she grained her arguments and methods of nonviolence founded by Mohandas Gandhi. Suu Kyi was awarded the Sakharov Prize for Freedom of Thought. And in 1991 she also won the Nobel Peace Prize.

She used nonviolent strategies of peaceful rallies to face threats from the military. This was effective in stopping the military from obstructing free elections. Suu Kyi was placed under house arrest in July of 1989 by the military government. It was illegal to stage mass gatherings in Myanmar. The National League for Democracy also known as the NLD landed 80 percent of the parliamentary seats in May of 1990. The military responded by refusing to allow the elected parliament to assemble. Suu Kyi remained in house arrest for six years until July 10, 1995. By then, her arrest and confinement had attracted nation and international attention to Myanmar. However after her release, she continued to fight for a democracy in Myanmar even though the military government banned her from leading the NLD. In May of 1996 the Nation League for Democracy members attempted to hold a meeting commemorating the 1990 elections. And because of this, Suu Kyi was once again placed under house arrest.

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