November 13, 2010

Aung San Suu Kyi Freed

People around the world have been celebrating today's release of pro-democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi from house arrest. A Nobel Peace Prize winner and practicing Theravada Buddhist, Aung San Suu Kyi was elected Prime Minister of Burma/Myanmar in 1990 but has been detained by Myanmar's military government for around fifteen of the twenty plus years since.

For further reading:

"Burma releases pro-democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi" -BBC 

"Burmese Dissident Is Freed After Long Detention" -New York Times 

"Daw Aung San Suu Kyi Released, Her Safety and Possible Re-arrest Major Concerns, Over 2,200 Political Prisoners still Remain in Prisons" -U.S. Campaign for Burma. 

 

Image: ©Shepard Fairey

 

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Dolgyal's picture

"I welcome the release of fellow Nobel laureate Aung San Suu Kyi and extend my appreciation to the military regime in Burma. I extend my full support and solidarity to the movement for democracy in Burma and take this opportunity to appeal to freedom-loving people all over the world to support such non-violent movements."

"I pray and hope that the government of the People's Republic of China will release fellow Nobel laureate Liu Xiaobo and other prisoners of conscience who have been imprisoned for exercising their freedom of expression."

The Dalai Lama

November 14th, 2010

Dolgyal's picture

Congrats and heartfelt god wishes to the two sons of the late Michael Aris and Aung San Suu Kyi, their children, brother-in-law Anthony Aris (founder of Serindia Publications) and all the Burmese people.