“Our lives begin to end the day we become silent about things that matter.”

Martin Luther King, Jr

Saturday, November 13, 2010

Rejoice! Rejoice! She is Free!!!!

Today the most awaited freedom has finally happened. I am so happy and ran around screaming in joy because she is free! Daw Aung Suu Kyi is finally free from house arrest. People around the world are rejoicing in her freedom but at the same time denouncing her detention in the first place. In 1989, she was detained on trumped-up national security charges and put under house arrest. She was not released until 1995 and has spent various periods in detention since then. The western nations and groups such as Amnesty international who critisize the ruling military regime have demanded her freedom for some time. The regime who was possibly trying to ease the international image of itself has said previously they would sit down to talks, but never did.

Suu Kyi plans to help probe allegations of voting fraud, according to Nyan Win, who is a spokesman for her party, which was officially disbanded for refusing to reregister for this year's polls. This could prove to be embarrasing to the ruling Junta who some have said manipulated the votes to win this past Novembers' election.
To have such tenacity, faith, and patience for a cause is to be a woman like Suu Kyi. A woman who willingly stayed under house arrest, biding her time knowing she would one day be free to continue her cause to make Myanmar free from the military fist that is squeezing the freedom out of her people. Bless you Suu Kyi, and keep fighting the fight!


Relax Max said...

Well, I'm glad it finally happened. I hope you are free too.

Anonymous said...

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Anonymous said...

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