Biography 1996 Wilberforce Medallion winner Aung San Suu Kyi

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Aung San Suu Kyi is the elected leader of Burma who is imprisoned by the Military Dictatorship currently governing the country.

In Burma the State Peace and Development Council (SPDC) government continues to ruthlessly crack down on dissent – with more than 1,200 long-term political prisoners, and constant arrests and intimidation of students and opposition members. They include Aung San Suu Kyi, leader of the National League for Democracy (NLD), which won 82% of the seats held in the 1990 elections which the military refused to recognise. Political prisoners are held in life-threatening conditions in Insein rison, Rangoon, where several have died from torture, beatings, ill treatment and lack of medical attention.