AUNG SAN SUU KYI: AT HOME WITH BURMA'S HOPE { 27 images } Created 7 Mar 2011

Capturing the spirit of Burma's hope. A personal portrait of The Lady at home.

On 13th November 2011 Daw Aung San Suu Kyi was finally released from her latest term of incarceration. First arrested on 19th June 1989, the daughter of the founder of Modern Burma, General Aung San, she has spent more than 15 of the last 20 years either under house arrest in her ageing home on University Avenue or incarcerated in Insein prison. With her recent release, the Nobel Peace Prize winner and Burma's democracy icon or 'The Lady' as she is more commonly known by the people of Burma, has once again been thrust to the forefront of Burma's revitalised democracy movement despite her party, the National League for Democracy (NLD) being outlawed after refusing to take part in sham elections held a week before her release and the authorities best efforts to marginalize her from all aspects of politics and society at large.

Adored by the people of Burma, The Lady is held with the utmost high regard throughout the country and across the world as the one person who can bring unity and hope to an impoverished country ravaged by fear and brought to it's knees by the oppressive economic and political policies of the ruling military regime.
With the world's media descending every day on the ageing offices of the NLD, these images show a rare and more personal side to The Lady at home, 54 University Avenue, where she has been silenced for most of the past two decades.

These images form part of an ongoing documentary of Aung San Suu Kyi.
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