Sunday 17 June 2012

Aung San Suu Kyi

Aung San Suu Kyi: Nobel Prize 'opened up a door in my heart'

Burma opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi accepts her 1991 Nobel Peace Prize in Oslo and urges the world not to forget those prisoners of conscience who are still behind bars.

Burma democracy icon Aung San Suu Kyi said that winning the 1991 Nobel Peace Prize while under house arrest "opened up a door in my heart," encouraging her to continue her struggle.
Giving her Nobel lecture in Oslo 24 years on, she said the award committee "were recognising that the oppressed and the isolated in Burma were also a part of the world, they were recognising the oneness of humanity".
"So for me receiving the Nobel Peace Prize means personally extending my concerns for democracy and human rights beyond national borders," said Suu Kyi. "The Nobel Peace Prize opened up a door in my heart".

Aung San Suu Kyi taken ill during news conference

Burma's democratic opposition leader, Aung San Suu Kyi, falls sick during a press conference in Switzerland minutes after saying she feels "disoriented" by the travel.

Aung San Suu Kyi said she felt the journey from Asia to Europe had been "exhausting and disorientating" because she said she had become "completely unused to time change."
Moments later, an aide rushed to her side. She bent over, seemingly in pain and threw up before being escorted out of the news conference by officials.
Earlier on Thursday, Ms Suu Kyi had visited the United Nations in Geneva on the first stop of her two-week tour of Europe. It is the first time she has visited the continent in 24 years.

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