>releasing aung san suu kyi


When I started my research earlier this year on my third biography for Morgan Reynolds, a publisher of fine YA nonfiction, I wasn’t prepared for the sense of grace and humanity I encountered as I read stacks of books and newspapers about Aung San Suu Kyi, a political prisoner of Myanmar (fka Burma).

After Myanmar’s recent election, Suu Kyi has been released. What about the thousands of other political prisoners still being held? Will her release last this time? Will she be safe?


About redmitten

author of Cracking Geodes Open, Making Good Use of August, and The Peppermint Bottle. poetry editor for IthacaLit. website: https://toomuchaugust.wordpress.com

6 responses to “>releasing aung san suu kyi

  1. >I wonder if I would have the courage to stand as tall for my beliefs.

  2. >To stand as tall, to be as patient, and it would have to be without anger, for one would have burned up long ago. The saints move among us.

  3. >good question, sherry. it's hard to fathom what the myanmar generals are up to. maybe suu kyi's release is the beginning of a new wave……the least we can do is hold the thought that it will be permanent, and that the same will occur for the many others still in captivity.

  4. >She'a a really amazing person. I'm not sure how many of us could uphold to the pressure her life has brought her. The courage. I hope it all brings to light more plights of people being imprisoned for basic beliefs. Did you know if you are a North Korean and you want to leave, it's punishable by death? We really do live privaliged lives here!

  5. >her sons have spent the better parts of their years not able to see their mother. her patience and faith seem endless. yes, kerry, we really do have so much to be thankful here.

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