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U.S. officials to visit Myanmar next week

WASHINGTON, Nov. 1 (UPI) -- Two high-level U.S. State Department officials plan to meet opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi during a trip to Myanmar.

Suu Kyi undecided on lifting sanctions

BANGKOK, Oct. 10 (UPI) -- Myanmar pro-democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi has not reached a policy decision on whether sanctions on her country should be lifted, a British diplomat says.
Suu Kyi, diplomats meet

Suu Kyi, diplomats meet

YANGON, Myanmar, Oct. 9 (UPI) -- Myanmar's military junta let pro-democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi meet Friday with three diplomats, Suu Kyi's spokesman and a government official said.

Suu Kyi in offer to help lift sanctions

YANGON, Myanmar, Oct. 5 (UPI) -- Myanmar pro-democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi met with a senior member of the ruling military after losing an appeal of her latest house detention.
High court rejects Suu Kyi appeal

High court rejects Suu Kyi appeal

YANGON, Myanmar, Oct. 2 (UPI) -- Myanmar's Yangon divisional court Friday rejected an appeal by Aung San Suu Kyi of her conviction for violating house arrest, officials said.
Suu Kyi welcomes U.S. engagement policy

Suu Kyi welcomes U.S. engagement policy

YANGON, Myanmar, Sept. 25 (UPI) -- A new U.S. policy to directly engage with the military government in Myanmar was welcomed by detained pro-democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi.

Change in Japan's Myanmar policy urged

TOKYO, Sept. 24 (UPI) -- Japan needs to change its policy toward military-ruled Myanmar more than any other country, two human rights activists say.

Suu Kyi's house-arrest sentence appealed

YANGON, Myanmar, Sept. 18 (UPI) -- Myanmar announced amnesty for 7,114 prisoners, a move seen by critics as a means of drawing attention from detained opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi.
Yettaw defends visit to Suu Kyi's home

Yettaw defends visit to Suu Kyi's home

NEW YORK, Aug. 27 (UPI) -- U.S. national John Yettaw said Thursday he did the right thing in illegally visiting the Myanmar home of imprisoned pro-democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi.
Webb: Suu Kyi backs easing of sanctions

Webb: Suu Kyi backs easing of sanctions

BANGKOK, Aug. 17 (UPI) -- Detained Myanmar pro-democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi wouldn't mind seeing some sanctions against her country lifted, a U.S. senator who met her says.

U.S. senator also sought Suu Kyi's release

BANGKOK, Aug. 16 (UPI) -- U.S. Sen. James Webb, D-Va., says he sought the release of opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi as well as that of a detained American during his Myanmar trip.

Yettaw, Webb arrive in Thailand

BANGKOK, Aug. 16 (UPI) -- A U.S. resident convicted in Myanmar for visiting opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi arrived in Bangkok Sunday with U.S. Sen. Jim Webb, R-Va., officials said.
U.S. senator in Myanmar for meetings

U.S. senator in Myanmar for meetings

YANGON, Myanmar, Aug. 14 (UPI) -- U.S. Sen. Jim Webb, D-Va., arrived in Myanmar Friday to meet with military junta leader Senior Gen. Than Shwe during the weekend, officials said.
EU tightens Myanmar sanctions

EU tightens Myanmar sanctions

BRUSSELS, Aug. 13 (UPI) -- The European Union said Thursday it has ratcheted up sanctions against Myanmar after the Asian nation extended the house arrest of Aung San Suu Kyi.

Suu Kyi's lawyers to appeal her sentence

YANGON, Myanmar, Aug. 12 (UPI) -- As world leaders condemn Myanmar, pro-democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi is headed back to the courts after her lawyers said they would appeal her sentence.
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Myanmar opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi speaks to a crowd in this undated photo. (UPI Photo)
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Aung San Suu Kyi (Burmese: အောင်ဆန်းစုကြည်; MLCTS: aung hcan: cu. krany; Burmese pronunciation: ; born 19 June 1945) is a Burould lead Burma, Pravda Online. 25 September 2007</ref> She had, however, already been detained under house arrest before the elections. She remained under house arrest in Burma for almost 15 of the 21 years from 20 July 1989 until her release on 13 November 2010.

Aung San Suu Kyi received the Rafto Prize and the Sakharov Prize for Freedom of Thought in 1990 and the Nobel Peace Prize in 1991. In 1992 she was awarded the Jawaharlal Nehru Award for International Understanding by the Government of India and the International Simón Bolívar Prize from the government of Venezuela. In 2007, the Government of Canada made her an honorary citizen of that country, one of only five people ever to receive the honor. Aung San Suu Kyi is the third child and only daughter of Aung San, considered to be the father of modern-day Burma.

Aung San Suu Kyi derives her name from three relatives: "Aung San" from her father, "Suu" from her paternal grandmother and "Kyi" from her mother Khin Kyi. She is frequently called Daw Aung San Suu Kyi. Daw is not part of her name, but is an honorific, similar to madame, for older, revered women, literally meaning "aunt." She is also often referred to as Daw Suu by the Burmese (or Amay Suu, lit. "Mother Suu," by some followers), or "Aunty Suu", and as Dr. Suu Kyi, Ms. Suu Kyi, or Mrs. Suu Kyi by the foreign media. However, like other Burmese, she has no surname (see Burmese names). The pronunciation of her name is approximated as "Awn Sahn Sue Chee," although the "ch" in "Chee" is unaspirated.

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