Published in The Times on 16 Nov 2010


101116tt - Aung San Suu Kyi - Has she been liberated or not?

Description & Background

Burma (now called Myanmar) holds its first elections for 20 years. The junta-backed Union Solidarity and Development Party (USDP) captures the majority of seats in a controversial and sham election. The repressive military regime releases Aung San Suu Kyi from years of living under house arrest. The pro-democracy leader, Aung San Suu Kyi, can be compared to South Africa's Nelson Mandela. She embodies a nation's hopes for liberation. Is she genuinely free ? Zapiro's cartoon shows this graphically with a cage within a cage.

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Aung San Suu Kyi


Burma •Myanmar •Release from political detention •Repressive regime •Liberation •House arrest •Military dictatorship

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House arrest Military dictatorship Aung San Suu Kyi


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