Aung San Suu Kyi has won many awards for her humanitarian
efforts of bringing peace to her homeland of Burma. However,
she has been unable to physically receive the vast majority of these awards
due to the fact that she has been under house arrest since 1988.
One of the most notable awards is the Nobel Peace Prize,
which she won in 1991. Because of her lack of communication
with the outside world, she was not told that she had won
the high honor until the SLORC allowed her to listen to the radio
in 1995 (Salon.com).
In addition to the Nobel Peace Prize, Suu Kyi has also garnered several honorary
degrees from various universities and institutions around the
world, as well as medals of honor and special commendations
from many cities all over the world. One of her most recent awards is the
Freedom of the City Award from Dublin, Ireland,
which she received in 2000. That same year she was also
given the U.S. Presidential Medal of Freedom, which is the
highest honor a U.S. president can bestow upon any civilian
for his or her efforts in improving peace on earth.
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