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4/30/2012 - Suu Kyi will take Myanmar Oath of Office
Aung San Suu Kyi, who won a seat in Myanmar's (previously Burma) parliamentary election in the beginning of April as a member of the opposition National League for Democracy party, will take the country's oath of office....

4/2/2012 - Aung San Suu Kyi Wins Parliamentary Seat in Myanmar
Aung San Suu Kyi, of the National League for Democracy party, won a seat in Myanmar's (previously Burma) parliamentary election last weekend....

8/12/2009 - Nobel Laureates Push for Release of Aung San Suu Kyi in Myanmar
Fourteen Nobel Laureates released a letter yesterday urging the United Nations Security Council to take action to support fellow Nobel Peace Laureate Aung San Suu Kyi of Myanmar....

6/2/2006 - US Pushes for Human Rights Resolution on Burma in UN Security Council
The United States has asked the United Nations Security Council to pass a resolution criticizing the ruling Burmese military junta for its continued violations of human rights, including the house arrest of pro-democracy leader and Nobel Peace Prize laureate Aung San Suu Kyi....

12/3/2004 - House Arrest Extended for Burmese Pro-Democracy Leader Suu Kyi
Burma's military junta extended the house arrest of pro-democracy leader Aung Sun Suu Kyi for one more year....

10/2/2003 - House Arrest Continues for Suu Kyi in Burma
The United Nations special envoy Razali Ismail failed to persuade Burma's military junta to release detained pro-democracy leader Aung Sun Suu Kyi....

7/23/2003 - Congress Passes Bill Banning Burmese Imports
In a move intended to convince the military junta ruling Burma to release pro-democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi, both the Senate and the House last week overwhelmingly passed bills to ban Burmese imports for the next three years....

6/13/2003 - Burmese Democratic Leader Uninjured After Attack
A United Nations envoy reports that Daw Aung San Suu Kyi, the leading pro-democracy leader in Burma, is without injuries after she and her traveling convoy were violently attacked on May 30....

6/9/2003 - Burma's Pro-Democracy Leader Suu Kyi Attacked, Arrested
Daw Aung San Suu Kyi, the leading pro-democracy leader in Burma, and her political party, the National League for Democracy (NLD), were violently attacked on May 30 while her convoy was touring a town about 25 miles from the capital....

7/9/2002 - Report: Rape Used as Weapon of War by Burmese Military
Relations between the US and Burma (Myanmar) are once again strained following a report by Thailand-based human rights activists that charges the Burmese military with using systematic rape of ethnic civilians as a war tactic....

5/6/2002 - Aung San Suu Kyi Released From House Arrest Under Burmese Military
Nobel Lauriat and democratic icon Aung San Suu Kyi was released unconditionally from house arrest today by the Burmese military regime....

12/7/2000 - Aung San Suu Kyi Receives U.S. Medal of Freedom
Aung San Suu Kyi, the leader of the National League for Democracy who won the 1990 free elections in Burma (Myanmar), was honored by U.S President Bill Clinton with the highest civilian award, the Medal of Freedom....

8/31/2000 - Prominent Burmese Woman Political Leader's Human Rights Suppressed
Aung San Suu Kyi, the first woman from Southeast Asia to win the Nobel Peace Prize, is currently protesting the Burmese (Myanmar) military restrictions on her freedom of movement....