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Aung San Suu Kyi was born on June 19, 1945 in Myanmar (Burma). Aung San spent her life protesting the military rule and advocating human rights in Myanmar (Burma). In 1988, inspired by civil rights activist Mahatma Gandhi and Martin Luther King, Aung San organized several rallies across the country calling for political reforms and violent free elections.

Aung San spent nearly two decades under house arrest because of her determination to pursue political reforms, violent free elections, and human rights freedom. She gave up her freedom to travel out of the country in 1999 to be with her husband when he was critically sick for fear that she would be blocked from re-entering the country; a testament to her willingness to disregard punishment for service to others and her country.


She had been a recipient of numerous awards, most notably the Nobel Peace Prize for her political, and human rights advocacy, the presidential medal of freedom in absentia, and the congressional gold medal in absentia by former united states presidents Bill Clinton, and George Bush respectively.  


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