Aung San Suu Kyi

Aung San Suu Kyi, Burma’s pro-democracy leader and Nobel Peace laureate, has come to symbolise the struggle of her people to be free, as well as being a strong champion of the AIDS movement. Suu Kyi – who has won numerous international awards, including the Sakharov Prize from the European Parliament and the United States Presidential Medal of Freedom – spent more than 15 years in detention, most of it under house arrest. Aung San Suu Kyi called on people around the world to join the struggle for freedom in Burma, saying “Please use your liberty to promote ours.”