Saturday, June 20, 2009

Happy Birthday Aung San Suu Kyi!

VOAVideo: Aung San Suu Kyi spending birthday in prison

Burma's famous opposition leader, Aung San Suu Kyi, spent her 64th birthday Friday at a high-security prison outside Rangoon. The pro-democracy leader has spent 13 of the last 19 years under house arrest by the military junta and is currently awaiting the re-opening of her trial on charges of violating her house arrest. Yet for all the government's attempts to silence Aung San Suu Kyii, her resilience has become the symbol of the movement to bring democracy to Burma. VOA's Julia Ritchey reports

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