January 26, 2011
From the New Yorker:
Aung San Suu Kyi, the Nobel Peace Prize laureate, and [Burma's] most popular politician now spends much of her time at the headquarters of the National League for Democracy, the main opposition party in Myanmar, meeting with Party members, ethnic leaders, and senior aides. The ruling military junta, now led by General Than Shwe, dissolved the party after the N.L.D.’s decision, in March, not to participate in last November’s election because of “unjust” electoral laws. A week after the vote, the regime released Aung San Suu Kyi from her family’s villa in northern Rangoon, where she had served seven years of house arrest. Her lawyers are preparing a court case to reconstitute the party. In the meantime, large crowds still gather at her public appearances and the dictatorship closely tracks her movements.
Read more at the New Yorker’s website.
Check out Aung San Suu Kyi’s book Voice of Hope here.