November 12th, 2010
12:02 PM ET

Aung San Suu Kyi – a life of sacrifice

Aung San Suu Kyi could be on the cusp of freedom.

Crowds of reporters gathered today near her home, as rumors swirl she is about to be released. And, as CNN has been reporting, about five to six police trucks were parked outside her home today, with one seen entering the compound.

She has spent most of her last 20 years under house arrest.

A winner of the Nobel Peace Prize in 1991, Aung San Suu Kyi is a pro-democracy icon known the world over, and a major figure in Myanmar’s long struggle for democracy.

But her brave campaign has come at tremendous personal cost.  She has not seen her two sons in more than ten years, and has never met her grandchildren.

Stay with CNN as we continue to monitor the expected release of Aung San Suu Kyi.

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  1. Troy Barrett

    I'm so happy that ASSK has been released from house arrest, but as she herself would be the first to point out, this is only one brick removed from the wall of political oppression in Burma. I hope we can keep our focus on the country's awful regime, and see some pressure placed on the Junta to release the 2000+ political prisoners still facing persecution in Burma.

    November 15, 2010 at 10:44 am | Reply

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