Freedom for Burma's Aung San Suu Kyi

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

Party Headquarters
Suu Kyi helped found the NLD in the aftermath of the regime's suppression of the 8888 Uprising, a series of marches and demonstrations that began around Aug. 8, 1988. In a national election two years later, the NLD won, but the military junta refused to recognize the results and placed Suu Kyi under house arrest. The party officially boycotted the most recent election, held on Nov. 7, which was heavily stacked in favor of the ruling generals.

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