She’s soft-spoken, diminutive, and has the willpower of a warrior.
It’s also a miracle she’s alive.
Aung San Suu Kyi is now Myanmar’s poster child. In a dramatic turnabout, she has gone from political prisoner to political leader. For more than 15 years she was imprisoned for speaking out against the dictatorial government, actions protected under our First Amendment. In 2010, she was released. In April, she was elected to the Myanmar National Assembly where she now continues her fight for democratic reform.