Freedom for Burma's Aung San Suu Kyi

Burma's Aung San Suu Kyi Released from House Arrest
Photographs by Redux for TIME

Suu Kyi has been under house arrest for 15 of the past 21 years. She has twice been released and twice re-arrested for her unyielding political stand. Her latest term of detention was set to expire last year but was extended after an American veteran of the Vietnam War who said he was on a mission from God swam unannounced to her lakeside home, contravening the conditions of her confinement.

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