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    The story behind Aung San Suu Kyi

    Al Jazeera English

    by Al Jazeera English

    Aung San Suu Kyi has spent most of the past two decades under house arrest or jail in a country run by the military since 1962.

    She is a Nobel Peace Prize winner, and has come to symbolize peaceful resistance against oppression and human rights violations in Myanmar (Burma).

    Jesse Mesner-Hage looks back at her life, and the role her iconic father played in Myanmar politics.