Aung San Suu Kyi

By Tayla Dunn 6D 10/03/14

About Aung San Suu Kyi

Aung San Suu Kyi was born in 1945 , 19th of June and now she is the age 68. She was born in Yangon , Myanmar. For education she went to the University of Oxford. Aung San Suu Kyi is an opposition leader in her home country , Myanmar. She was also the winner of the 1991 nobel prize for peace.

Marriage

Suu Kyi was married to Dr Micheal Aris , they got married in 1971 . Micheal was diogniosed with cancer and passed away in 1999. Suu Kyi had her first son , Alexander in 1971 and she had her second son in 1977.

Why , Why and Why ?

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Behind Bars , Opposition Leader , Family

In 1991 , the government placed Suu Kyi under house arrest , and she spent 15 of the next 21 years in custody. Suu Kyi was the youngest of three children - she had two older brothers. Her dad , Aung San , was the leading military general who orchestrated Burma's independence from the United Kingdom and raised the Burmese army.