Monday, November 15, 2010 | Categories: Episodes
After eight years, Aung San Suu Kyi was finally allowed to leave her house. Burma's military leaders have used an often bizarre series of excuses to keep her under house arrest. In total, they have detained Suu Kyi for fifteen of the twenty years since she became the democratically elected leader of the country in 1990.
Dr. Win Naing is the Chair of the UK office of Ang San Suu Kyi's National League for Democracy. We spoke to him about the issue.
Also, the people of Myanmar weren't the only ones waiting for Ang San Suu Kyi's release. Priscilla Clapp was the Chief of Mission for the US State Department in Myanmar between 1999 and 2002. She was in Rangoon the last time Ms. Suu Kyi was set free, and the two became friends. We reached Priscilla Clapp today in Washington, DC.