Aung San Suu Kyi

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Documents about Suu Kyi

Deadline for Suu Kyi's release
Daily Yomiuri (Japan), 20 January 1995. Expectations that opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi would be released vanished as the gate of her lake-side residence compound remained closed as usual when the six-month period of extended detention expired.
Arrested Development: Is the Opposition doomed to irrelevance?
By Bertil Lintner, Far Eastern Economic Review, 2 March 1995. Aung San Suu Kyi is viewed internationally as the standard-bearer of her people's freedom, but that hopeful analogy is starting to look hollow in the light of recent events.
Burma needs independent trade unions
Labour Chronicle Russian Radio Show, 11 October 1995. Aung San Suu Kyi told an international trade union delegation, We do need international attention focussed on what is happening to workers in Burma. The exiled National Coalition Government of the Unions of Burma pledged that a new Burmese democratic government would "move immediately to enforce ILO conventions concerning freedom of association and other worker rights.
Rift within the junta
By Larry Jagan, , 18 June 2003. The future of Myanmese pro-democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi may be in the balance. The state says Daw Aung San Suu Kyi is in custody for her own protection. The military junta wants to shield her from danger.

Documents by Suu Kyi

Letter from Burma: The ‘Fighting Peacock Maidens’ of freedom
By Aung San Suu Kyi, Nation (Bangkok), 8 May 1997. Women in the struggle. Life is not easy for women political prisoners. They are kept together with ordinary criminals.
What has happened in Burma is no different from what has happened in East Timor
Interview with Suu Kyi, [9 October 1999]. The democratically expressed will of the people of East Timor has been overturned by violence and intimidation. In Burma we had free and fair elections in 1990 and the people voted for our party, the National League for Democracy. But because the military regime overturned it or has been trying to overturn it.
Extract from an interview with Aung San Suu Kyi
Feminist Theory & Gender Studies, [19 February 2000]. An excerpt from a recent interview with Burmese Nobel Prize winner and National League for Democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi.