U.N. responds to Suu Kyi's sentencing

NEW YORK, Aug. 13 (UPI) -- The U.N. Security Council expressed "serious concern" over Myanmar military court's ruling extending the detention of pro-democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi.

Obama condemns Suu Kyi conviction

WASHINGTON, Aug. 11 (UPI) -- U.S. President Barack Obama Tuesday condemned the sentencing of Myanmar pro-Democracy activist Aung San Suu Kyi to additional home detention.
UN secretary calls for release of Suu Kyi

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UNITED NATIONS, July 31 (UPI) -- U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon called on the Myanmar leadership to release Nobel Peace Prize laureate Aung San Suu Kyi from detention.
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Myanmar's arrests of activists increase

YANGON, Myanmar, June 16 (UPI) -- Amnesty International says arrests of political activists in Myanmar are rising as the country's most noted democracy supporter remains under house arrest.

U.N. concerned over Myanmar

UNITED NATIONS, Feb. 18 (UPI) -- U.N. Secretary-General Kofi Annan expressed concern Friday over Myanmar's exclusion of political parties from its national convention.

U.N. concered at Myanmar power shift

UNITED NATIONS, Oct. 19 (UPI) -- The United Nations asks Myanmar, in light of a reported leadership change, to remain committed to a process of national reconciliation and democratization.

U.N. to Myanmar: Allow Suu Kyi in dialogue

UNITED NATIONS, Aug. 17 (UPI) -- U.N. Secretary-General Kofi Annan says Myanmar's move to democracy will lack credibility without the release of Nobel Peace Laureate Daw Aung San Suu Kyi.

U.N.: Myanmar convention lacks credibility

UNITED NATIONS, May 17 (UPI) -- U.N. Secretary-General Kofi Annan warned Monday constitutional talks in Myanmar must be inclusive to be credible.

U.N. urges Myanmar conclave accord

UNITED NATIONS, May 14 (UPI) -- The United Nations Friday urged Myanmar parties reach an accord allowing Nobel laureate Daw Aung San Suu Kyi to attend next week's constitutional convention.

U.N. seeks inclusive Myanmar constitution

UNITED NATIONS, March 31 (UPI) -- U.N. Secretary-General Kofi Annan Wednesday asked Myanmar to lift restrictions on the main opposition leader, allowing her to help draft a new constitution.

Latest visit encourages U.N. Myanmar envoy

UNITED NATIONS, March 5 (UPI) -- The U.N. envoy to Myanmar has met government officials, and opposition leader and Nobel Laureate Daw Aung San Suu Kyi, who is still under house arrest.

MTV educates teens to political injustice

LONDON, Dec. 17 (UPI) -- MTV Europe has begun broadcasting a series of TV ads about the plight of a Myanmarese dissident in hopes of raising teens' awareness to political injustice.

U.N.: Rights regression in Myanmar

UNITED NATIONS, Nov. 12 (UPI) -- The U.N. Special Rapporteur on human rights in Myanmar said Wednesday he saw significant setbacks in the country's human rights situation since a March visit.
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Daw Aung San Suu Kyi
U.S. President George W. Bush signs H.R. 4286, bestowing the Congressional Gold Medal in absentia to Nobel laureate Daw Aung San Suu Kyi in the Oval Office of the White House in Washington on May 6, 2008. (UPI Photo/Yuri Gripas)

Aung San Suu Kyi AC (Burmese: အောင်ဆန်းစုကြည် or ; MLCTS: aung hcan: cu. krany; IPA: ), born 19 June 1945 in Rangoon, is the Prime Minister-elect of Burma, an opposition politician and leader of the National League for Democracy in Burma. Aung San Suu Kyi was the third child in her family. Her name is derived from three relatives; "Aung San" from her father, "Kyi" from her mother and "Suu" from her grandmother. Suu Kyi won 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. She is still under detention in Myanmar, and has been for almost 14 out of the past 20 years. In the 1990 general election, Suu Kyi won right to be Prime Minister, as leader of the winning National League for Democracy party, which won 59% of the vote and 394 of 492 seats. Her subsequent detention by the military junta prevented her from assuming office.

She is frequently called Daw Aung San Suu Kyi; Daw is not part of her name, but an honorific similar to madam for older, revered women, literally meaning "aunt". Strictly speaking, her given name is equivalent to her full name, but it is acceptable to refer to her as "Ms. Suu Kyi" or Dr. Suu Kyi, since those syllables serve to distinguish her from her father, General Aung San, who is considered to be the father of modern-day Myanmar.

In Myanmar, Suu Kyi has been accused of being an "axehandle of neo-colonialists" and "a traitor who deserves to be deported." Others accuse her of being amenable to Washington's interests and to opening the country to foreign investors.

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