August 18th, 2011
03:59 PM ET

Aung San Suu Kyi revives her political campaign: iReport

In Myanmar, a witness to history. Here is eyewitness video of pro-democracy icon Aung San Suu Kyi in rural Myanmar filed by iReporter Htoo Tay Zar. This is Suu Kyi's first political tour since her house arrest was lifted in November.

Two months ago on News Stream, I interviewed U.S. Senator John McCain who had traveled to Myanmar. He met with Suu Kyi along with senior government leaders. McCain called for specific, concrete action before the U.S. would consider lifting sanctions - the unconditional release of more than 2,000 political prisoners and guarantees of the safety of Suu Kyi as she travels around the country.

Now free, Suu Kyi is making her first trip into the countryside since her 2003 tour ended in house arrest. She is reviving her political campaign... and the military junta is no doubt watching closely.