How Did Aung San Suu Kyi Fight For Human Rights

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Fighting for human rights is not the norm for human beings. An Asian woman named Aung San Suu Kyi was under house arrest for fifteen years because she fought for human rights. She is a great political activist in Burma, a country located in South East Asia. Her father General Aung San promoted democracy in Burma, but was killed by assassins. Suu Kyi and her mother moved to New Delhi, India, and she finished the university there. After many years, she returned to Burma, and started her political life. In 1989, the dictatorship of Burma denied the results of the democratic election, so Suu Kyi was put under house arrest. There are three important periods for Aung San Suu Kyi’s life: the time in India and England, the beginning of her political life, and the time of her house arrest.
Her life in India and England has the great influence on her political life. She went to Delhi University. She studied the teachings of Mahatma Gandhi, who advocated nonviolent civil disobedience, who used voluntary starvation, a peaceful practice that affected only himself directly, to show determination and …show more content…

In Burma, she found violence and the military dictatorship in power. The military regime perpetrated various human rights, jailing and murdering thousands of anti-government protectors and opposition supporters. Based on the family background, Suu Kyi thought she had a duty to help people, so she joined the protest movements and co-found the National League for Democracy(NLD). The league espoused human rights, most importantly the people’s right to choose their own government(Ashby& Ohrn 1995). she traveled throughout Burma making hundreds of speeches calling for reform. In May 1989, the NLD won most seats in government in the election, but the military regime denied the results of the election. She was put under house arrest without charges for fifteen

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