Suu Kyi Gives Nobel Speech

    Myanmar democracy icon Aung San Suu Kyi delivers her Nobel speech at the Nobel ceremony in Oslo's City Hall on June 16, 2012. Myanmar democracy icon Aung San Suu Kyi said today that winning the 1991 Nobel Peace Prize while under house arrest "opened up a door in my heart," encouraging her to continue her struggle. Giving her Nobel lecture in Oslo 24 years on, she said the award committee "were recognizing that the oppressed and the isolated in Burma were also a part of the world, they were recognizing the oneness of humanity". AFP PHOTO / POOL / Lise Aserud        (Photo credit should read ASERUD, LISE/AFP/GettyImages)

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    Finally! More than two decades after being awarded the Nobel Peace Prize and after serving 24 years under house arrest in her home country of Burma, Aung San Suu Kyi delivered her acceptance speech in Oslo on Saturday. “Often during my days of house arrest I felt as though I were no longer a part of the real world,” Suu Kyi said in her speech to the Norwegian Nobel Committee. But the prize committee’s decision to give her the award in 1991 “made me real once again,” she said. Burma’s foremost opposition leader and the daughter of an assassinated independence activist, Suu Kyi said she vowed in her isolation that Myanmar’s pro-democracy forces “were not going to be forgotten.”

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