Free Daw Aung San Su Kyi May 2009

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Uploaded on May 19, 2009 by Xacque Powered by YouTube

Burma's opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi has gone on trial at the notorious Insein prison in Rangoon.
She is charged with breaching the terms of her house arrest, because of a visit by an American man who swam across a lake to her house earlier this month.

1988: Military junta comes to power after crushing pro-democracy uprising
1989: Martial law declared; opposition NLD leader Aung San Suu Kyi put under house arrest
1990: NLD wins elections; result rejected by the ruling junta
1995: Suu Kyi released from house arrest, but movements restricted
Sept 2000: Put under house arrest again when she tried to defy travel restrictions
May 2002: Released unconditionally
May 2003: Detained after clash between NLD and government forces
Sept 2003: Allowed home after operation, but under effective house arrest. In the years since, the orders for her detention periodically renewed

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