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Twenty-four Years Later, Aung San Suu Kyi Returns to Britain

Posted June 19th, 2012 at 1:30 am (UTC-5)
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Burmese democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi continues her whirlwind European tour Tuesday in Britain, where she will reunite with family after leaving the country nearly a quarter century ago. The Nobel laureate, who turns 67 on Tuesday, will participate in a panel discussion at the London School of Economics before attending a family reunion […]

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Burma’s Aung San Suu Kyi Receives Amnesty Award in Dublin

Posted June 18th, 2012 at 6:50 pm (UTC-5)
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Burma’s pro-democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi received a rock star welcome in Ireland Monday where she received Amnesty International’s highest human rights award at a concert in her honor. The Nobel peace laureate took to the stage with rock singer and philanthropist Bono to collect her long-postponed Ambassador of Conscience Award. She won the […]

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Aung San Suu Kyi Says Nobel Prize Helped Her Reconnect

Posted June 16th, 2012 at 10:10 am (UTC-5)
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Burmese democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi says the Nobel Peace Prize opened a door in her heart and helped extend her concern for democracy and human rights beyond her country’s national borders. The opposition leader called for the release of all political prisoners as she delivered her Nobel lecture in Norway on Saturday – […]

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Aung San Suu Kyi Delivers Long-delayed Nobel Speech

Posted June 16th, 2012 at 8:15 am (UTC-5)
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Burmese democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi has given her acceptance speech for the 1991 Nobel Peace Prize, 21 years after her son accepted the prize for her while she was in detention. In a speech in Oslo Saturday, Aung San Suu Kyi said the award came while she was under house arrest in Burma […]

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Aung San Suu Kyi Resumes European Tour after Brief Illness

Posted June 15th, 2012 at 11:30 am (UTC-5)
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Burmese democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi got a celebrity’s welcome Friday when she visited a session of the Swiss parliament. The Nobel laureate is continuing her trip through Europe despite a brief illness. Supporters of the rights group Amnesty International waited outside the Swiss parliament building in Bern to greet her with cheers and […]

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Aung San Suu Kyi Resumes European Tour after Brief Illness

Posted June 15th, 2012 at 11:00 am (UTC-5)
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Burmese democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi got a celebrity’s welcome Friday when she visited a session of the Swiss parliament. The Nobel laureate is continuing her trip through Europe despite a brief illness. Supporters of the rights group Amnesty International waited outside the Swiss parliament building in Bern to greet her with cheers and […]

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Aung San Suu Kyi Resumes European Tour after Brief Illness

Posted June 15th, 2012 at 5:25 am (UTC-5)
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Burmese democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi has attended a session of the Swiss parliament, after a brief illness forced her to cancel a Swiss state dinner on Thursday evening. The democracy icon excused herself from a news conference on Thursday, saying she was exhausted and disoriented by the long flight and time change. The […]

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Suu Kyi Departs on Landmark Trip to Europe

Posted June 13th, 2012 at 2:55 am (UTC-5)
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Long-time Burmese democracy activist Aung San Suu Kyi has departed on a landmark European tour that will include her formal acceptance of the Nobel Peace Prize awarded to her more than 20 years ago. The opposition leader, who spent much of the past two decades under house arrest, set out from Rangoon Wednesday for her […]

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Suu Kyi Departs on Landmark Trip to Europe

Posted June 13th, 2012 at 2:00 am (UTC-5)
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Long-time Burmese democracy activist Aung San Suu Kyi has departed on a landmark European tour that will include her formal acceptance of the Nobel Peace Prize awarded to her more than 20 years ago. The newly elected member of parliament, who spent much of the past two decades under house arrest, set out from Rangoon […]

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Suu Kyi Set for Landmark Trip to Europe

Posted June 12th, 2012 at 6:20 pm (UTC-5)
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Burmese democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi is set to leave Burma for Europe Wednesday, her first trip to the continent in 24 years, after spending much of the past two decades under house arrest. Aung San Suu Kyi’s first stop will be Geneva on June 14, where she will address the annual International Labor […]

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